Chumi Falls Out | Tincture Journal, Issue Twenty

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“He went out for a walk. There was a group of ducks on the river, near the wetlands. One of the ducks swam towards him. He told it to fuck off, and it moved away. He sat on the edge of the river with his legs drawn up, hugging his knees. It was a warm morning, so he took off his shoes and socks. His socks were slightly damp where his problems had seeped out through the soles of his feet. He dangled his feet in the water. The ducks swam away, far from the slick of worry on the water.”

From my short story Chumi Falls Out, published in Issue Twenty of Tincture Journal (December 2017) and available from the Tincture website here.

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