cell fish

Claire Donato guest-edited the latest issue of The New Yinzer, and my story Cell Fish is in it. Check out the whole issue! Claire’s pulled together some really good things.

Here’s a little bit of my small story:

He shook the bag onto the table but something stayed inside. I had the feeling he wasn’t telling me some things.

“What’s in the bag?”

“What?”

Earlier we had watched a documentary about people who live in tunnels. One man had built a tunnel from his kitchen to a nearby country so that he could buy cigarettes and guns. He said that when he walked anywhere above ground, he imagined the thin ground falling in certain places, and dust.

We were inside a tiny Mexican restaurant finishing a meal. A man blew smoke out of two holes. The exhaust fan sounded like bagpipes.