Joe Clifford is one of our favorites. His short story collection, Choice Cuts, looks at the darker side of humanities fringes. Here he gives us a tale of family and fate recently published at Shotgun Honey.
“I’d tried warning my mother.
‘But she knew his favorite color,’ Mom said.
‘She knows how much you miss Dad. It’s how all these charlatans get on. They pick up on the clues you give them.’
‘This has always been your problem, Dwight. Too skeptical for your own good…’”