Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Michael Wade Simpson lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He has worked as a singer, dancer, copywriter, waiter, and aerobics instructor. His stories have appeared in South Carolina Review, West Branch, and Western Humanities Review.
One of Quick’s students is fishing at the foot of the beach beneath the shack he rents on Plum Island. The dog wants walking. There is no escape. The girl’s name is Harley and she is barely passing Spanish.