“The Same Terrible Storm” by Sheldon Lee Compton

This is Indiana, Deb tells herself every day, and each day her voice and her spirit more worn than the last. She’s been hiding a secret from Pete, and now she must hide a secret from Van. To cope, she hides herself in a pill bottle and countless naps, dreaming of home, and waiting — waiting for those rolling clouds to crash over her when all those secrets expose themselves.

About the Author

Sheldon Lee Compton is the author of three books, most recently the novel Brown Bottle (Bottom Dog Press, 2016). His stories can be found in WhiskeyPaper, decomP, New World Writing, PANK, Monkeybicycle, DOGZPLOT, and elsewhere. He was cited in Best Small Fictions 2015 and Best Small Fictions 2016.

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