A fifth-grade bully, a blossoming romance, a late-night crash
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Jackson Stahlkuppe, EF174564, is imprisoned at Dooly Correctional Institute in Unadilla, Georgia, where he writes a lot and keeps a cockroach named Kafka in his cell. His story in this issue first appeared in Snake Nation Review.
As Isaac Thomas walked jauntily down the bright, wide sidewalk at midday, he felt the weight of the book against his thigh, his wrist, the palm of his hand.
You were ready to don the handcuffs, leg chains, and orange, ill-fitting jumpsuit required of all prisoners in transit. But you didn’t really want to go to your dad’s funeral. That’s what you’d told the man a few weeks before his bone cancer finally killed him.