curio by laura ellen scott



Spoon and Blade

The curator was particular, and it is not outrageous to suggest that he married and raised a family just so he could vacation in lakeside communities that were once towns flooded by the Army Corps of Engineers. His wife caught him thinking about it while he was driving the pontoon boat into a perfect cove.

That there were train tracks, houses, bicycles, dog houses down there. He gave not one shit for muskellunge. It was there on his brow, the dream. That he was down there, roaming through the abandoned rooms of someone else’s childhood.