Stories tagged rural

Fifth of July

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On the day my grandmother was buried, my grandfather shucked corn.

SWEET TOOTH: The Ballad Of Kola Kubes

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Trisha dreamed of being a Playboy Bunny since the days she still had buck-teeth and fried egg boobs. She blu-tacked page threes above her bed-head and had me snap topless Polaroids till they littered the floor. She told me to imagine she had 36DDs and per

sixteen magpies

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Sixteen magpies patrolled the patch of grass behind the house, splitting the soil with their shiny beaks and siphoning earthworms from the wet earth. Your blood and bile suctioned into waste receptacles, your sallow skin pitted and bluing as the sun made

Roadside Assistance

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When it starts looking bad enough, I bundle up and head out the door.

The City's Not For You

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You left your quiet life for a home in the city.