Milton Hobbs and the Price of Serenity
by E.J. More
Published: February 8, 2016.
Milton Hobbs used to drink. He used to drink a lot. After a mysterious deal with a stranger buys him six months sobriety, turning his life around, Milton is determined not to go back to his old ways. If only he wasn't so damned thirsty....
This short story first appeared in the short story collection Storms in Jars.