In Defense of the Body

Eckleburg-AdOn a very cold day in December, Salvador called a meeting of the Science Club to inform us that he’d discovered a body in an alley several blocks from our junior high, frozen to the pavement behind the dumpsters. This was no ordinary body, he proclaimed, decayed beyond definition. You’re going to want to keep it when you see it. We were skeptical, to say the least. Because he wants to be a forensic pathologist when he grows up, Salvador feels qualified to make these kinds of sweeping statements.

Read the rest in The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review Issue 18
2013 Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction 2nd place (Judge: Rick Moody)