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John Fulton

John Fulton teaches at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His work has appeared in Zoetrope, the Oxford American, and the Southern Review. His short story in this issue is from his upcoming collection, Retribution, due out from Picador in July.

— From February 2001


The strangest remnant of William was a red party balloon that he had inflated and given to Gary as a joke on his fifteenth birthday, long after Gary had outgrown balloons. William’s sense of humor had been peculiar, but well-meaning. The balloon said, Happy Birthday. Gary stared through the stretched membrane at the invisible breath of his dead father.

February 2001
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