Lewis Buzbee, “Five and Dime”

A single mom tries to deal.

(from Black Warrior Review, vol. 31, number 2)

A warm and smart little number about coping. Made me think of “Love, Love, Love” by The Mountain Goats, a song about people bending their morals and behaviors as a way to deal with impossible situations, or ones that seem that way. “Five and Dime” is really excellent at making its narrator sympathetic even at a low point, and more remarkable in her imperfection. Great story.
Here‘s a link. Go to it. Read it.

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