Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Michael Deagler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, New England Review, and Slice.
The copper is the easiest, isn’t it, vandal? You can clear the whole house with a hammer and a hacksaw. Start in the basement at the water heater. If the property has been properly winterized, the water will be shut off, and even if it hasn’t been, it takes hours for a basement to flood and days for someone to notice. (Just make sure the power is off, for real. In April they found a fried vandal in a cellar in Pontiac, Michigan, his body bobbing as high as the window well.)