Digital Reprints: Week 3

The insects revolted that summer. No one knew why. Grasshoppers, locusts, beetles, and bees, buzzing and chirruping, jumping from the grass. They came in chitinous hordes, scrabbling from the earth and shaking the dirt from their gossamer wings, crawling toward the houses of Holloway. We would crunch and squish across a half-inch layer of locusts, ladybugs, and hercules beetles to get the morning paper, only to discover it had been eaten clean through by the moths. [Read more]

This week’s story is “Glittering Dark” by Jeremy Packert Burke, originally published in SAND, May 2018.