by Barry Basden

The last thing Benny said to me was, "You can't run far enough." But the Feds disappeared us down a desert trail to this antiseptic suburb where it's been years and years of so far, so good. Sand hills and saguaro, tacos instead of cheesesteaks. She's rock solid, Susan is, even tends a garden of rocks, for chrissake. Me, I'm still jumpy about strange cars, twitchy when a UPS truck cruises the neighborhood.

Audio reading by Victor D. Sandiego

Music / video composition by Victor David Sandiego

Barry Basden lives in the Texas hill country with his wife and two yellow Labs. He edits Camroc Press Review and is coauthor of CRACK! AND THUMP: WITH A COMBAT INFANTRY OFFICER IN WORLD WAR II. He is working on a collection of compressed pieces related to war.


Cynthia Low, May 17, 2014
plus the reading is well done.
chella courington, May 15, 2014
so much is said in such compression. the narrator's voice fits the content, and the comment about susan is wonderful: "She's rock solid, Susan is, even tends a garden of rocks, for chrissake." fine writing.
chella courington, May 15, 2014
Yeah, and let's hope so far, so good continues. Good reading, Victor!!
J. Glenn Evans, May 15, 2014