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They told Ida how crazy Jake was to raise milk cows instead of beef cows, but there’s something about the idea of helping mothers feed their babies that gives him a purpose. When Jake faces two unexpected surprises, he fears his business is ruined, and Ida has a similar fear about their forty-seven-year marriage – and it may be too late for either of them to persevere.
About the Author
Steve Adams’s creative nonfiction was included in the 2014 Pushcart Prize XXXVIII anthology and has been published in Willow Springs, The Pinch, Grist, Notre Dame Magazine, and elsewhere. His fiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, anthologized, and published in Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Chicago Review, Georgetown Review, and elsewhere. His craft and process essays have been published in Glimmer Train's Bulletin and Talking Writing. He’s won Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers, been a guest artist at The University of Texas, a scholar at the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony, a resident artist at Jentel, and his plays have been produced in New York City. He is a writing coach in Austin at www.steveadamswriting.com