The Big Reveal
The serendipity of the moonrise hour and the brightness of the phase made it clear who had been sneaking around the yard, and why.
It was the previous owner, and not a burglar casing us, nor an overzealous admirer – our two working theories. A reluctant seller as revenant. Almost understandable.
Todd Mercer’s short collection, Ingenue, was a winner of the Celery City contest. His digital chapbook, Life-wish Maintenance is available free at Right Hand Pointing. Recent work appears in Fictive Dream, Flash Frontier, and The Lake.
See more of his work in 8.4 and 7.2 and 4.3 and 3.2 and Special Flash 50/50