from “Waiting for Rebecca” (Bodies in Water)

Edie Carmichael sits on her back oak deck staring at the river, watching for the body. She has done this for three days, everyday since she heard about the drownings. The car had missed a curve on State Route 128 and broke through the guardrails to splash into the Great Miami River. It sank to the bottom.

She has heard on Eyewitness News that there were two people in the car. One man, one woman. She wonders if it was his wife or girlfriend or mistress.

from the short fiction section of P. Andrew Miller’s combo chapbook, Bodies in Water, released in February 2014. As of this writing, there are a few special limited edition copies remaining in the shop.

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