Dan Wickett over at EWN has been promoting the shit out of the month of May being Short Story Month. In an effort to support the cause I’m providing a link to the best story I’ve read most recently.
“Leopard” by Wells Tower. It isn’t the greatest story in his new collection Everything Raveged, Everything Burned, but it’s still a hum dinger. A young boy, tormented by his stepdad, stays home from school and revels in the idea that there may or may not be a jungle cat prowling around his woodland home. If you’re not the reading type I’d wager it’s because you’ve just never read anyhting good before. Do yourself a favor and change that.