John Marshall

The Trouble With Tom

There is a girl in Brooklyn with two toes conjoined. Well, four, to be precise – two on each foot. Her respective pointer toes are attached to her respective middle toes by a ribbon of flesh that runs two-thirds of the way up. Tom learned about this physical quirk of hers one spring afternoon in a city park when she had asked him to please not look at her feet. He looked at them anyway and she shuddered in the fresh air, but he smiled when he saw her Siamese toes, touched them and said they were special.
John Marshall

John Marshall

John Marshall is a culture and technology writer in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the Managing Editor of ART + marketing, a technology blog and Extra NewsFeed, a news and political blog. His fiction has previously appeared in Hot Metal Bridge.