account_circle by Joseph Love
Joseph Love is a Pushcart nominee whose fiction and nonfiction has appeared numerous publications, such as Greatest Uncommon Denominator, West Branch,, Raritan, American Forests, and is forthcoming in Grit and Drunken Boat. His zombie novella, Kill Town, USA, is available as an ebook on


The Alaskan

Issue No. 191 ~ April, 2013

Pat twists his mouth all over while backing up the truck. The beep-beep echoes through the neighborhood. The cab rumbles and shudders. I hadn’t noticed how big the bucket truck was. It’s larger than our house.