Here’s Laird Hunt’s fantastic story “The Runner,” which we published in TIMBER Vol. 5, our latest issue. Get this and other fantastic stories in our latest issue, available here.
When I was younger I liked to go running.
I ran in Indiana.
I ran in London.
I ran in Taiwan during the monsoon.
I ran in Hong Kong.
I had a water-resistant Walkman. Bright yellow. I ran with it. I had a Prince tape. Some Kenny Loggins. Diana. Ronstadt. Trot, trot, trot.
For a time, in Indiana, I ran with a blue radio apparatus called a Bone Phone. It wrapped around your shoulders. I could run and listen to basketball games.
I ran with my uncle and cousin in Connecticut and Minnesota.
I ran, a lot, by myself.
Our most recent print issue dropped in April. We had a wonderful party in Denver to celebrate.
Vol. 5 has some great work by Shelly Weathers, Eric Baus, Patrick Culliton, Taira Anderson, Louis Staeble, Claire Hopple, Laird Hunt, Olivia Olson, Natalie Vestin, Brian Evenson, and many more.
Now we’ve uploaded it for your convenience. Grab the PDF of it (and our older issues) here for free![Top]
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