Dustin M. Hoffman
nest of birds squawked behind the sheetrock. We could hear their beaks
clacking studs, their baby wings fluttering in tangles of pink fiberglass
insulation. As we worked on installing cabinets and tacking carpet and
touching up paint, they shrieked. This new home would be forever haunted
by hollow bones and black feathers.
Dustin M. Hoffman is the author of ONE-HUNDRED-KNUCKLED FIST, a collection of stories which
won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize.
Detail of digital art on main page courtesy
of Bill Smith.
Detail of digital art on main page courtesy of Bill Smith.