Poet, writer, editor and educator L.B. Sedlacek brings us a chilling short story all the way from the American state of North Carolina. Her work of short fiction suffuses elements of “langue” and “parole” throughout a narration that culturally locate readers within a particular fictional world—one that on the surface seems frozen in a state of quotidian unraveling, up until the suspense found in the cold tranquility of its setting creeps up to reveal sinister designs.

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