A Little Fiction from the Bighorns

A man sits on a throne of stones beside the fire. Gaggles of wide-eyed listeners sit captivated in comfortable chairs. The stars watch on from above. He speaks:

“And then, when I awoke the next day, adventure came, and by the time I was back asleep, it’d gone again. And what an adventure it was! To think that, at nineteen, I’d already perfected the art of the day trip!

The drive in — a great and terrible five-hour heart palpitation, uphill all the way — was already the most excitement I’d had in a while. I made a stop in every sprawling…

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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

History, politics, religion and the rest. Told with nerve and without reserve. Columbia 2024.