Short story: “Man-O-War”

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“Man-O-War,” by Claire Vaye Watkins

From One Story #140 (September 15, 2010)—buy here or read more about the story here and here

About 8,900 words

One of my favorite issues of One Story.

The author’s Q&A comments hint at how much work goes into an emotionally vivid story of this kind. I was slightly disappointed that she decided against using the word playas, even in italics.