Cory Bennet

Cory Bennet is 32 and lives in northern california. his work has appeared in entropy mag, witch craft magazine, dostoyevsky wannabe, and shabby doll house. Cory is currently enrolled in the mfa program at sierra nevada university. He is on twitter @melancory666.

I DEFINITELY NEVER LOVED YOU by Cory Bennet

It’s that time of year when California burns. It will peak in the Fall when the shadows begin to grow longer. There was a lightning storm across the Bay Area last night and fires today and ash falling from the gray sky. My knee is torn up from skating but I’m restless tonight so I cruise the neighborhood inhaling the poison air.  Once the fire had torn through my parents’ neighborhood, we tried to return but the cops had all the roads closed. My stepdad knew a way through an orchard. We came upon the house and it still stood….

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