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Ernest McLeod

Ernest McLeod’s short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in the James White Review, the GSU Review, Salon, and the anthologies Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction (Plume) and Bar Stories (Alyson Publications). He lives in Middlebury, Vermont, and serves on the admissions board of the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference.

— From July 2001

Due To Illness

Raymond’s in the same “promising” eighth-grade section as me — the promise being based on some test we took at the end of seventh grade — but I don’t think of Raymond as promising. Nobody does. He wears high-water pants, and his glasses are held together with masking tape. He has a scattering of white pimples on his forehead, beneath his greasy bangs. Sometimes he smells.

July 2001
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