Kayla Jean

Kayla Jean lives in Virginia where she is pursuing an MFA at Virginia Tech. Her work has appeared in Hobart, New World Writing, New Delta Review, and Rejection Letters. Find her on twitter @dbtoil

POSSUM STORY by Kayla Jean

We were going to scrape that possum off the road because somebody had to do it. That’s what our Dads said, trucks rattling in neighboring driveways, complaining about the borough workers, asking nobody in particular where their taxes went, if not to cleaning up a dead possum right in the middle of the intersection. The Biology teacher had even joked about dissecting it for class, because it was the intersection right next to the high school and so every student and every teacher saw it, curled up and still in the mornings then somehow more freshly dead in the afternoons….

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