Devin Murphy’s work has appeared in the Greensboro Review, The MacGuffin, PANK, and Many Mountains Moving, among other journals and anthologies. He is currently a creative writing PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “The Linkage of Bone” is the title story of his recently completed collection of linked stories. 
Jun 01 2010
The Linkage of Bone
Terrance’s accident made the local papers. He was working on a circuit breaker forty feet off the ground between the Chevrolet dealer’s show lot and the Pizza Factory in Kalispell. He had rerouted the power grid so he could work on the local transformer. There was a checklist of things he’d gone through and marked with a red Bic pen before he climbed the steel ladder to the high retention wires. He had done everything right, too.