Mary Bush is Professor of English and Creative Writing at California State University-Los Angeles. Her stories have appeared in various anthologies and literary journals. She has published a collection of short stories, and is currently finishing a novel about Italians illegally imported to the Mississippi Delta at the turn of the last century to work on cotton plantations.
Sep 01 2001
Drowned Edward Tug
Edward Tug was nobody special to Step Hall, especially now that he was a dead man. Step waited on shore while Fred Titus and Elmo pulled the body onto the grass and laid him next to the half-submerged boat they’d found drifting among the cypress stumps that morning. Edward Tug himself was washed into the cypress cove and come to rest against a broken branch dragging in the water.
Dec 01 1995
Mar 01 1986
A Place of Light
“When Robert’c car broke down the second time, he said, “You Kids stay out of my hair. Go across that ditch to those weeds.” Ma leaned her head against the window and looked out.