Short story: “Deer”

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“Deer,” by James Pouilliard

Appeared here on Boston Review, September 30th, 2013

4,028 words

This is really good. The repetition of the word “waste” works well. I think it’s easy to overdo that kind of thing, to drive home that sense of unity a little too hard.

Favorite bit:

Not asking for much kept me safe. There was nothing else to recommend the habit, just that.