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Waiting for the Wireman in 1974

Length: 16 pages12 minutes


On a wall on the outskirts of town, a girl sits. Some say she's trouble. Some say she's a witch. Some say she doesn't even exist.

Whatever the truth of it, she's waiting; waiting for the Unnamed Billy Morten and the three objects he has on him; a rope, a bottle and skull that might be that of a deer if you don't look at it too closely.

"Waiting For The Wireman in 1974" unfurls on a crisp October night when a scarecrow, a storm and a something-that-you've-always-known-is-out-there combine to create the kind of dark miracle that only happens when there are no adults around to see it.

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