Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?

Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?
Photo by Graham (copied from Flickr)

Photo by Graham (copied from Flickr)

A long and needlessly taxing week is nearing its end and Gathright emails his wife from work and asks if she’d like to go see a movie. Of course, she says. They bat around a couple of different titles before Gathright zeroes in on a pair. Both seem like good candidates to begin scouring the week off of him. This is his aim, above all else. To wash off the stains and smears of the past few days in the mindless river of a movie. His wife, who has intentions of her own, she has, after all, been witness to this week of his and has had a week of her own besides, tries to offer a few alternate suggestions, but Gathright gently swats these aside. They settle on the restored print of the admirable slasher flick.

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Pete Segall is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. His fiction has appeared in Epoch and The Letters Page and he periodically writes about sports in The Classical. He lives in Chicago.

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