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Ryan Habermeyer

Two Stories

We had mistakenly received a sweater in the mail. It came in a plastic bag. It was red with two oblong holes. It could have belonged to a boy or a girl. I stretched it on the floor and tried to imagine the body that would fit inside. I had difficulty picturing the child’s smile. I could imagine the face, only there was never a mouth, like it had been swept away by the flames after the school bus tumbled down the ravine...

Ryan Habermeyer

Ryan Habermeyer was born and raised in Los Angeles and received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and his fiction has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Los Angeles Review, Chattahoochee Review, Cincinnati Review, Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Dislocate, and others.