All-American Justice, or, Requiem for Yet Another American Dream
short story (10 min read)
She wakes up early under the cover of darkness. She tiptoes down the carpeted stairway, careful not to make a sound, and leaves a note for her father on the kitchen counter:
don’t worry dad. I’ll be back in a few days.
She’s lying, but she has to lie, to keep them both safe. She creeps into the cool air of the cement garage, wher…