Hunter Choate’s writing twice received Distinguished Story recognition in The Best American Short Stories. His fiction has appeared in Yemassee, Bellevue Literary Review, West Branch, The Pinch and Pleiades, among others.
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.