Gerald used a razor to sever the cellophane wrapping around Megan’s body. He rolled her out of the box, then plucked the instructional manual from between her rubber lips. He stuffed the papers into his pocket, dragged her by the ankles to the living room, and deposited her on the floor.
Don Peteroy is the author of Wally, an epistolary road trip novel. He lives with his wife in Cincinnati, Ohio. His short story, “The Circuit Builders,” was awarded first place in Playboy’s 2012 College Fiction Contest, and appears in the October 2012 issue. Other stories of Don’s have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Cream City Review, Permafrost, Eleven Eleven, Chattahoochee Review, Santa Clara Review, Yemassee, and elsewhere. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati. He blogs at letterstojamesfranco.com.