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Jeff Ewing is a California writer whose stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Crazyhorse, ZYZZYVA, Southwest Review, Barrow Street, Chattahoochee Review, Utne Reader, and elsewhere. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and daughter. Read more of his writing at


Barn Sale

Issue No. 210 ~ November, 2014

The man has the money out, his hand extended uncertainly. The bill is crumpled and dirty, the green ink almost black. The quarter, in contrast, gleams from frequent rubbing. Eve reaches for the money, but Matt steps forward and bats the man's hand away.