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This Is How the Dead Return Steve Klepetar

in scratched glasses filthy with thumbprints, bewildered,. It always rains and the mossy earth smells of smoke, canvas and wet trees. No one gets any sleep. The dead girls braid each other’s hair. They sit around the campfire and tell ghost stories. Next morning the whole campground is dotted with conical holes. Another camping trip disaster. Muddy shoes, muddy socks, dead boy loses his glasses, dead girl her keys. Is this what we came back for? Broken guitar strings, dead batteries? Freeze-dried Astronaut food? Next time let’s come back somewhere with a pool, like sales reps at a convention in the Holiday Inn. Somewhere like Omaha sounds good.

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