Midwest Story Night #16

Joseph, Joe, my baby boy

The midwife kept looking over her shoulder and saying, “Come look at this, Lewis! It’s incredible!” But I shook my head.

Mom grinned then, a blinking, reluctant grin, still holding strong to the secret of what she’d seen before the rest of us had had a chance to notice.

The tooth was not the only thing to tip us off about Joe, though.

Dad had found Joe only two blocks away at a dive bar, totally hammered.

And then by morning his skin had loosened and fell down like dress socks.

His days as a bar fly were over.

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Chuck Palahniuk