This story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. All summer long Gideon’s nephews had been terrorizing him, waking him with wet willies, reminding him what a loser he’d become. “Do a flip!” they shouted at him in the mornings as he watched them by the pool. “Do some push-ups!” they barked whenever he came back […]
EMMETT KNOWLTON grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and graduated from Amherst College. He is a former staffer at HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and has also written about sports for the New York Times and Business Insider. His fiction has appeared in The Masters Review. He lives in Missoula, Montana, where he is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Montana.