One Inch Wonders #32: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

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October 20, 2011 by markstani

from ‘Retreat’ in the collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower, pub. Granta

Sometimes, sometimes, after six or so large drinks, it seems like a sane idea to call my little brother on the phone. It takes a lot of solvent to bleach out such dark memories as my ninth birthday party, when Stephen, age six, ran up behind me at the goldfish pond at Umstead Park and shoved me face-first into the murk.

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