The Unjust, Dust, And Hope
by Rob Vagle
A decade after the Civil War Leroy Roosevelt is lynched for talking to a white woman. His corpse grows, crushing the town of Dobson and spreading across the desert. Two men with memories of enslavement must face Leroy's burgeoning corpse and a future neither one would grow old enough to see.
Approximately 16,500 words, a short novel.