Review: Gesell Dome

Eric Shonkwiler
Aug 22, 2016 · 4 min read
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El Atlético’s warehouse encloses a haze of choripan and burgers; soft drinks and beer make the rounds. And, of course, wine cartons, too.

Then we saw him. The kid wasn’t more than fifteen [. …] He was on top of the dune. Calm, staring at the sea. He didn’t even notice us. He appeared to be seeing the sea for the first time. He didn’t even flinch when he heard the police sirens [. …] The kid had a tattoo on his forehead: a tiger. He walked down the dune and started running toward the sea [. …] The sea brought the kid back in. After five days. We found him in the north, beyond the cabana-rental stands. He washed up after the southeaster. He was swollen, deformed, nibbled by fish.

Lucas, who knows about tattoos, said that those hadn’t been done on Bond Street. They were from jail. They showed up better on the dead flesh. Darker, they seemed.

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Eric Shonkwiler

Written by

Author of Above All Men and 8th Street Power & Light, novels from @mwgothic, and Moon Up, Past Full, stories from @altcurrent.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

Eric Shonkwiler

Written by

Author of Above All Men and 8th Street Power & Light, novels from @mwgothic, and Moon Up, Past Full, stories from @altcurrent.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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