Friday, August 12, 2011
From "Where The Sun Don't Shine" by Alex Metcalf
The day after his father died, Milo Fleece left the old man’s body in his chair and splashed gasoline round the perimeter of the house. His mother crying on the lawn, Milo took the car keys and threw his cigarette at the house. Last thing he saw in Gulfport, Mississippi, was the slow build of the flames around his family house. He felt a little sorry for his Ma, but later on she told FEMA that her house went down in Katrina and got a nice piece of change. So Milo didn’t feel so bad. After all, that was the last cigarette he ever had, and that was a good thing, wasn’t it?