Jonathan Veit is working on a collection of stories with the help of a Michener-Engle Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This is his first published story.
Sep 01 1995
It is late spring, and the leaves of the tobacco plants are beginning to yellow from their tips inward. William Noble stands in his tobacco field and stares across the road at Mincy Jones’ property. He is trying to understand why Mincy won’t give him the hay that he has earned.