Fiction

Your Balls Will Freeze

by Craig Hartranft on January 26, 2022

in Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Stories

Teenage Boy in ShortsAbsalom Angus Armstrong was a curious fellow. He was a natural born observer, a man who enjoyed watching people with a keen mind for sardonic commentary upon the same. Commentary, sometimes, he was happy to broadcast to whomever would listen.

McCarron lived at the corner of Tree and Sunrise Avenues. The former was so-called because the housing developer and town bosses could not settle on the species of tree (which the town council had to approve and assigned to a later time and meeting which never occurred).

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