Damon Galgut, "Chicken"

A man becomes intrigued by the reappearance of the bully who tormented him when they were children.

(from Zoetrope All-Story, vol. 9, #2)

A funny, strange story. There is little in the way of recognizeable motives from the narrator, but he’s understandable nonetheless. That’s the most fascinating aspect, that you get where he’s coming from, even if his actions and thought processes are as weird to you as they are to his wife.

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