Martin Cozza is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has held a Yaddo residency and a Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship, and his fiction has appeared recently in The Massachusetts Review, Carolina Quarterly, and Columbia. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son and is working on a novel. 
Mar 01 2003
Robby Travers, a boy of fourteen, took off his T-shirt and sneakers and stuck his toe in the pond at his grandparents’ farm. It was morning, and the sun was warm, but the shade of the willow tree and the water were cool. Robby hugged himself and hunched his shoulders–a reflex to cover his chest, which dipped in the middle like someone had taken an ice-cream scoop to it.