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Cathy Mellett’s short stories have appeared in The Yale Review, The Literary Magazine, Confrontation, Greensboro Review, and others. She has short stories upcoming in Animal and Brain, Child, and memoir in Midwestern Gothic. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is working on a memoir. To learn more about her, visit:



Issue No. 220 ~ September, 2015

I told the cops, “We went as far as the car would take us.” “Why don’t we go over this one more time,” the first cop says, shaking his head. I begin again. “When it ran out of gas, we had to abandon it behind …