Brett Willis

Brett Willis (he/him) is the fiction editor of The Maine Review and a former resident of Hewnoaks Artist Colony. His writing has appeared in Intrinsick Mag, The Maine Review, and North by Northeast 2 (Littoral Books). He lives with his wife, daughters, and large dog in Portland, Maine.

FALSE PROPHET by Brett Willis

About five minutes after merging onto I-95 south, Karl’s mattress flew from the car’s roof. This was despite Tom’s best efforts; he had found a ball of twine in the back of Karl’s ex-girlfriend’s closet and managed a couple of extra loops around. Before its departure, the mattress had flopped on the roof like some overzealous wrestler. As, in the rearview mirror, Karl’s mattress frisbeed over the shoulder, Tom felt the stinging heat of resentment rise at the base of his throat. Once again, Karl would need someone else to help him out of a jam of his own making….

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