Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Craig Hartglass lives in Connecticut but each winter schemes and plots to escape. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Quarterly West, and Chicago Quarterly Review.
It seemed like a good idea when you saw him on the ledge, poised on the other side of the guardrail and staring down at the water. It was nighttime, or almost nighttime, daylight falling into a tailspin of dusk, and the road was empty, and you nearly didn’t see him at all. But when you did, you slowed your car.