The Souvenir Shop

by Alex Laska

In my town there is a souvenir shop. A girl works there with a small head. Sometimes when I have nothing to do I go there. There are a lot of shot glasses that say Cooks Forest with bears and deer on them. I consider for a moment living in a tent. I ask the girl with the small head if there is a book about Cook Forest, she replies there was, but she doesn't know where it went.


Alex Laska, 25, grew up in Sigel, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Clarion University with an English Degree.