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J David Osborne

J David Osborne

J David Osborne is the author of the Lynchian gulag-escape novel By the Time We Leave Here, We’ll Be Friends. His second novel, Low Down Death Right Easy, is due out this winter from Swallowdown Press. He lives in Oklahoma with his dog.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:23


Sepp and Arlo Clancy raised rabbits and chickens but the chickens always died. One night Arlo pulled up, big wheels rumbling over the cattleguard. He hopped out, tiny beads of sweat poking through his fresh shirt where the seat belt held him, and thumbed the black plastic button on the porch door. Hit him immediately: chicken sizzling and popping in a grease Jacuzzi.