My Name’s Roy at Necessary Fiction

Part one of the eleven stories in The Remains of River Names, a novel in linked stories. The book will appear this month on Necessary Fiction.

Before I shake my older brother Milton awake, I eat all the food—a hard dinner roll and a teaspoon of peanut butter scraped from the bottom of the Adams jar. I set the empty jar quietly in the trash so I won’t wake Milton. He grunts in his sleep and I stop my loud chewing. If he knows that I’m eating the last of the food, he’ll seriously beat my butt.
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