White Whale Review: An Online Literary Magazine Untitled Document
WHITE WHALE REVIEW
TRENT ENGLAND
Trent England's work has appeared in Wigleaf, Fiction Magazine, Hobart, Nth Position, Web Conjunctions, Unsaid Magazine, and elimae, and was recently nominated for The Pushcart Prize. He was recently mentioned in The Emerging Writers Network in regards to his work in Unsaid. He lives in the Boston area. His website is www.tengland.com.

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FUNNY STORY

Trent England

Tonight I dined with my wife and learned new things.

Funny story about that shoulder-shaped scar on her arm: she once broke into the Newton Museum on a dare. During the Carnegie Administration, she had been the brief recipient of a landfall fortune. Enough to lift us off the burners, but the bipolar brother had recalled the money.

She said we had a son while I had been away.

He was nine when she last saw him, and she said without a doubt that he is mine.

My first novel she admitted to never reading, and couldn’t recall its title. She remembered it was gray. “And I don’t mean the color,” she said. The dust jacket had fallen off, and in her haste to render the book worn, she had cut out letters (from chapter ten), constructing the ransom note for our son’s passage.

She guessed, reaching over to steal my croutons, that by now he was working the recipients line at the registry, stamping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright © Trent England. White Whale Review, issue 1.3


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