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Eric Boyd

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Beth Wolpert was bragging about her son James’s old high school accomplishments again. Sitting at the VFW, waiting for another Natural Ice, she went on about how he won senior class president, how handsome he was and how many girls she used to catch him with when he thought she was working. “Once,” she started, “he had three girls in the basement, two blonds and a brunette—no shit—all of ‘em naked as the day they was born!” she laughed.

Eric Boyd

Eric Boyd is a line cook living in Pittsburgh. His work has been published by Trailer Park Quarterly, the Dead Mule School of Southern Writing, Midwestern Gothic, The Missouri Review, and Guernica, among others; he has upcoming stories appearing in Akashic Books’ Prison Noir, edited by Joyce Carol Oates, as well as Make Mine Words, a teaching manual from Trinity University Press, featuring work by Oates, Jamaica Kincaid, Tim O’Brien, and Denis Johnson. Boyd is a winner of the 2012 PEN Prison Writing award, a program which he now mentors for. His Tumblr page is featured on the poetry section of that site, highlighting his daily six word stories/poems, as well as longer works.