account_circle by Bob Thurber
Bob Thurber wrote every day for twenty-five years before submitting any of his work. His stories have appeared in numerous publications, 15 anthologies, and received a couple dozen awards. Most recently, he is the recipient of The 2006 Meridian Editors' Prize, and The 2007 Barry Hannah Fiction Prize. For more information, visit:


Fifteen Dollars

Issue No. 125 ~ October, 2007

"...A voice in my head says: walk away, Bobby, just walk away. But I'm also thinking: what the fuck, take the money and run. Whatever the amount. Isn't that the reason I set out so early, why I walked all morning through dirty Moscow streets -- to make a quick sale?" get home, back to America."