by Jon Hartling
Published by Jon and Heather Hartling
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“It ain’t right,” the old man grumbled into his coffee. Chainsaws droned incessantly in the near distance. They were just on the other side of the doomed woods, which had already been hewn and hacked at over the years such that what remained was barely a grove. In another day or two, he would be able to see hateful yellow glimpses of bulldozers and backhoes through his kitchen window; the trees that remained would be too few to hide them from view.