by Rusty Barnes
Randall wants to become
the bullet, the perfect spiral
losing itself as it sails toward flesh
punches and tears
into the heart muscle, but he watches
the deer bound once and fall before
the report has sounded. Randall jumps
up and raises his hands
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"Hunting Season" is roughly 250 words.
Rusty Barnes co-founded and oversees Night Train (nighttrainmagazine.com).