George Saunders, “Sticks”

tenth-of-decemberA mean dad’s one acknowledgement of seasonal spirit is decorating the metal cross out on the lawn.

(from Tenth of December)

We were allowed a single Crayola from the box at a time.

I’m a sucker for finality. So, even though this is just a two-pager, there’s an ending at the end and it hurts. Read “Sticks” here. It will take about three minutes. You have three minutes.

Oh hey, right now Kindle versions of a lot of the 2012 Best American books are $1.99 on Amazon. This is not an advertisement, merely a little reader-to-reader tip. I just bought a bunch, my first e-reader purchases.

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