Looking for love when the mules became obsolete.
(from The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006)
Cool, strange little story told by a gender-unknown narrator, telling the story of her/his father sorta-kinda courting his/her mother. The storyline runs astride with the tractors essentially putting mules out of work and, so, to death. Hard to explain the vibe here. I enjoyed reading it.
(I read this on the Explorer of the Seas)