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The Strange Case of Mr. Hedford's House

posted Nov 27, 2009, 8:51 AM by Jonathan Sherwood   [ updated Nov 28, 2009, 7:00 AM ]
The idea struck Mr. Hedford one night while watching the evening news over a bowl of buttered rice. Eric Schettino, the actor and late-in-life wetlands activist, had died. He was seventy-two. The idea came over Mr. Hedford--Harold--so gently it wasn’t until the blaring commercial break that he resumed chewing. He looked up at the walls of his bedroom, at the leaning curtain rod, the crack in the ceiling--and things were never the same..."

Here is a fun little short-short (about 1,200 words) about a guy who realizes he can use his one talent to make a mark in the world. I wrote this at the same time I was writing Graying Sea, but the two stories couldn't be more different.

Read The Strange Case of Mr. Hedford's House online or in a printable version here.