Cold Little Bird

by Ben Marcus

A short story, published in The New Yorker, on October 19, 2015

“This happened. Kids tested their attachments. They tried to push you away to see just how much it would take to really lose you. As a parent, you took the blow, even sharpened the knife yourself before handing it to the little fiends, who stepped right up and plunged. Or so Martin had heard.”

Read the story at The New Yorker.