A drop of water splashes on her face when I lift my foot, silt clinging to my sole. She gently cradles my heel in her hand as she wets a corner of the rag. A school of tadpoles swim by. A crooked grin breaks over his teeth. The rag tickles, but my stomach curls. Sons and I don’t look at each other while she works between my toes.
BODIE FOX is a MFA student at George Mason University. Sometimes he plays the banjo, sometimes he reads for BULL. Always he loves reality tv. His work has appeared in X-RAY and Rejection Letters.