March Reprints: Week 2



“On a very cold day in December, Salvador called a meeting of the Science Club to inform us that he’d discovered a body in an alley several blocks from our junior high, frozen to the pavement behind the dumpsters. This was no ordinary body, he proclaimed, decayed beyond definition. You’re going to want to keep it when you see it. We were skeptical, to say the least. Because he wants to be a forensic pathologist when he grows up, Salvador feels qualified to make these kinds of sweeping statements. But we went and looked it over, and indeed, it was a magnificent body, in the best condition we’d ever seen.”

This week, we’re pleased to share Michael Shou-Yung Shum’s “In Defense of the Body,” originally published in print by The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review. You can continue reading the story–now available online in full–here.