Although originally published right here, Penguin Books requested we removed the story. If you would like to read it, please purchase a copy of Ben's collection.
BIO: Ben Loory lives in Los Angeles, in a house on top of a hill. His fables and tales have appeared online and in print in The New Yorker, Barrelhouse, Wigleaf, Vestal Review, and more. His book Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day was published by Penguin Books in 2011. He can be found on Facebook, or writing non-fiction at TheNervousBreakdown.com.