Baton Rouge: A Doctor Story, by Matt Clark
Did you read it in this most recent One Story? It is quite wild and fresh.
It is well worth the read, I say. It is about fertile ground that no one recognizes–snails in gardens who see all when everyone else sees nothing:
The doctors go back to work. The doctors’ wives go for cafe au lait at a new coffeehouse/gallery near the levee. The sun goes down. A storm blow several limbs off the oak tree. They were already dead–the oak tree is glad to shed them, happy to be rid of their weight.
Read about the New Delta Review Matt Clark Prize.