This story is exclusively available in the anthology, Winesburg, Indiana, published by Breakaway Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, in the spring of 2015. Available wherever fine books are sold, borrowed, or thrown at noisy children.
Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Now, 57 years later, he lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he teaches writing at the university there. He writes himself as well, mostly about himself, Indiana, and being born there, and about writing and writing about writing.