Hunter Choate

Thirteen Sticks in the Snow

Dolan preaches a devil’s sermon. This starved man. This bone cage for black heart. Thirteen searchers circle him in the blizzard’s aftermath. Half his congregation is snowblind, pupils glare-blown wide.

Hunter Choate

Hunter Choate's stories have appeared in Pleiades, Redivider, and Word Riot, among others. He spent two years as the fiction editor for Burrow Press Review. These days he works a marketing job on the thirteenth floor of an office building in Orlando, Florida and writes in the stolen hours of early mornings and weekends.