Myra McLarey | The Sun Magazine

Myra McLarey

Myra McLarey teaches in Harvard’s Expository Writing Program. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

— From December 1990

Red Sky At Night

But as it happened, the first pitch, Red’s special, laden with spit and tobacco juice, zigzagged its way home. Just as it reached the pink-flowered flour sack, it curved like a martin changing directions. Any real ballplayer would have known it was outside by a mile. But Sammy Dan reached for it — a slow, easy stroke with the air of a man taking a leisurely stretch upon rising the day after the crops are in — and sent the ball heavenward.

December 1990
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