"An Upstate Story: Robin's Way" by Stephen Pellnat
Ryan's mother Robin has played it close to the chest her entire life. She does not come by her contempt for insobriety dishonestly. In this short story, we see an echo of Ryan's experiences, set in the summer of 1986. Robin, here as a young woman, navigates the misery of her own father figure perishing, his identity subsumed beneath addiction and selfishness.
6.625" x 10.25", 12 pages. $4
B+w covers and interior. Saddle-stitched