Kayleigh Shoen

Kayleigh Shoen’s stories have appeared in [100 word story], Crack the Spine, Milk Candy Review and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Emerson College, and can be found on twitter at ~whowantssoup

VALUATION by Kayleigh Shoen

My mom used to say if you don’t own anything worth stealing, you never need to lock your doors. In our neighborhood, the breeze at night could travel the entire length of the street in and out through the screen doors of unlocked houses. It was that kind of place.  There were three thefts that summer before the police would even file a report. They kept saying it was probably a misunderstanding; what thief leaves cash to cover the object they stole? And if anything, the amount left was probably too much: $50 for the Zeiglers’ oinking cookie jar, $25…

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