a literary journal of the fictional persuasion

ARE WE THERE YET?(page thirteen)

Joseph Young

My nephew, against all the medical advice, decided to tan himself the shade of horses. He took his towel through the dunes, down the slope of the beach, to the lake's edge. Off the sides of the sailboats, the girls he wanted most swam naked in the waves.

© Joseph Young 2005

Joseph Young (youngjoseph21@hotmail.com) lives in Baltimore where he works as a freelance editor. His stories and poems have appeared in numerous online and print journals, links to many of which can be found on his website at: http://www.josephyoung.net (Worth the visit.) Please also visit his flash fiction blog at: http://www.flash-light.blogspot.com

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