by JS O’Keefe

Ever wonder if the current societal breakdown is due to free-market globalization, or the shocking inequality between rich and poor, or a different reason? Simply put, there’s no longer trust among people. For example, considering my own circle, Heinzy, my hunting buddy and also my butcher, is the closest person to me. Still, I don’t fully trust him. He used to be missing three fingers, now four. Something’s wrong; I just can’t put my finger on it.


JS O’Keefe is a scientist, trilingual translator, and prosimetrum writer. His short stories and prosimetra have been published in Every Day Fiction, Microfiction Monday, 6S, 50WS, Paragraph Planet, FFF, Rainbow Salad, and Medium.