2021 Reprints: Week 3

When the stars were created, they were blue, red, white, yellow, and speckled. As the evening star appears in the growing twilight like a tiny seashell, its whiteness a beacon, the tender face of Jesus, José Alonzo de Silva closes up his pottery shop. He walks past potted geraniums that are still blooming in late October, their flowers glowing like lit cigarette ends in the mounting urban twilight. [continue reading]

This week’s story is “Night” by Charles Haddox, originally published in FOLIO, Winter 2010.