New story excerpt! “Alabama mix tape and a No. 2 pencil”


An excerpt from the soon-to-be published coming of age love story “Alabama Mix Tape and a No. 2 Pencil”

While using a behind the ear Algebra class No. 2 pencil

chewed, pointless, and minus an eraser

he rewinds an Alabama mix tape so it can be played

through self-installed three-way back shelf speakers

She stares at his feet wanting to study what will one day be

carrying her away from here and then looks up at the glint of his

thrift store tarnished brass compass hanging as always

from his ratty right hip Wrangler belt loop

Copyright 2015 Steven Harz

October Road Publishing

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