“She lives on a farm ten miles from anywhere. Dreams of escape in its loosest terms; more the concept than the deed itself. Tells herself that she doesn’t want to die there. Tells herself that she wants to see the world. Really, the world terrifies her. She works on the farm. Fifteen, or slightly older. Mostly mucking out. She likes the cows especially. Docile and bovine but somehow deeply loving. Mothers.”

A short story about a woman who lives on a farm a long way from anywhere. Published in Fractured West. Purchase a copy here.