They destroyed the house I grew up in just to build another gas station. Now there’s asphalt where I used to play in the yard; racks of candy where I used to read comics; a row of Coke machines where he used to hit her.
I like the new look.
Michael is a part-time lawyer and a full-time dad.
I am a thief and a liar.
Forty years ago, when I was eight, I stole my cousin’s glow-in-the-dark super ball from his house on Thanksgiving morning. I told mom I found it in the park.
The ball was lost soon after, but not the shame. That I still have.
Kenneth Drexler is a short story writer located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. His most recent story will appear in the July/August issue of Bethesda Magazine.