Impulse has just been published in Fiction on the Web (UK).
Sometimes when I hear the shrill call of the kingfisher echo through the cypress swamps, I’m sure it’s his scream I hear. And the mists that rise and curl in contorted shapes are a reminder of the look on his face when the shot hit his belly. Often I come here to remember that day and wonder how it might have been different.
“You gotta be the robber,” he said.
“But I’m always the robber. I wanna be the good guy.”
Younger than Billy by a year, I had to learn to fall and fake death… me a villain, my fate in life.
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