"The Boys" The Only Man In The Sky(2022) __TOP__
My stomach is knotted. I've made no effort in Shannon's short forty-nine-year life to deserve coming here. Big middle-aged men they call "the boys"-as in "wonder why the boys are so late"-stumble in one by one. Tom. Todd. Teddy. Travis. Trev. Moustaches kept like the carpet and skin lived in like the house. Bone-crushing handshakes. Size 13 Brooks running shoes caked in mud, strewn near the screen door. Rye and flat ginger ale. A rabidness in their eyes as they concentrate on keeping the pace down to a sip, gazes trailing off to the cribbage table.
"The Boys" The Only Man in the Sky(2022)