Fiction

Story: The Snake-watcher

Cora Orl

We got back from pizza, and the kids went upstairs. Me and Cal were having coffee and he showed me this picture. It won some award. It showed a vulture sitting there. The thing was on the ground, watching some African kid, waiting for the kid to die. From hunger I guess.

I remember. Cal was pissed about that picture. He said they shouldn’t be showing that kind of stuff in papers. He’s right. Not when we got people starving right here. Show a picture of a poor kid in Houston. Let Africa worry about Africa. Sorry. We’ve got poor people right here.

We were talking about that when we heard the scream.

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