First published on 30 December 2016 in The Stoneslide Corrective. To jump to the story, click here.
Thank you to editors Christopher Wachlin and Jonathan Weisberg for including this story in the Aftermath Stories special issue!
This is the first of three stories publishing recently or soon, based on my experiences in Austin, Texas. See also my post on “Cavalry,” and soon a short story called “South Congress” will be published in another magazine.
The artwork, above, is by Jerry Kearns and was photographed in NYC as part of an installation at Mike Weiss Gallery. Don’t you love it?
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