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On the Day of Calamity

A strange story from my workshop days has been republished on NHNovella. It originally appeared in the now defunct Steel City Review.

“2010. It was a warm November second or first. The clouds spent the day gathering and breaking apart and gathering again.

The Democrats were poised to take back Congress, and even though we didn’t know too much about politics, my friends and I were all jazzed. We were grad students, and smart enough to know the obvious – that Bush and friends had started a war for oil, that he was evil and/or stupid, and that things were about to change.

I think America felt guilty about our illegal war. I know I did, and a big Republican defeated would vindicate us all.

Anyway, I was en route to a belated Halloween party.” (Read more on NH Novella)