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Coming to Get Her

I tossed my keys into the olivewood bowl, handmade in the Holy Land, and picked up the phone. The red blinking light on the answering machine went dark as I pressed the button that would allow me to hear the messages left by telephone solicitors trying to sell me a vacation in Branson or new aluminum siding guaranteed not to turn green with mold.
The slur of Megan’s voice was unmistakable. “Come get me. In Monet. 1515 Walker.” That was it. Come get me. I pressed the callback button. Someone answered on the third ring. A female. Not Megan…

Drowning

Rainwater seeps into the soil, pooling in pockets of air. Worms must surface; their setae grip the earth as they tunnel upwards. Above the dark and damp, the rich worm castings, stands Michael…

Fiction: Now

The speaker stands on the milk crate by the fountain, turned off because of the drought. He hates the president, who flip-flopped on taxes and social security. My son asks me why it’s a bad thing if politicians change their minds. Wishy-washy, the speaker yells down to us. My son, Noah, wants the truth of Bible stories. He asks the man on the crate about the apple, if he thought it was real, if we could find it again. It can’t be unbitten, the speaker says. Nothing can be unbitten…