by Paul Dage
Eddy Trout, a 47-year-old bartender, has a heart that merely pumps blood. He wants to kill the stony thing and grow a warmer, more loving one. But how? Rekindle the fading love for his wife? Then there's his fragile sister and a dead deer. There's a stranger making damnable claims of fatherhood. Should Eddy kill him? It wouldn't be the first man he's killed who claimed to be his father.