This was different for me. I tend to write darker stuff, and often less-than-realistic stuff (“heightened reality” as one of my MFA advisors called it, maybe? as a compliment). This is something small and quiet and based very much on the place in New Jersey where I grew up.
Love Colorado Review and happy to be a part of the issue with so many standout stories (and poems — I admit I didn’t know anything about Rage Hezekiah but I’m now a fan).