A lonely grocery store manager hires a seriously disabled boy to collect wheeled shopping-carts and becomes involved in false accusations, injustice punishment, unexpected caring, and painful loss.
Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.
This story and thirty-two others are available online free for listening or reading, and download: https://www.storyinliteraryfiction.com/stories-novels
An Illustrated print version is available: Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles; 2000-2016
Music: “Buddy Bolden’s Blues”
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