woman laying face down in corn field

“How I Left Ned” by Sherrie Flick

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These guys are faux-farmers, she can tell them a mile off. Selling ears of corn by the roadside in bulk wearing cologne and black poodle perms. As she barters with them to avoid getting ripped off though, she reflects on her relationship with her husband, Ned, and the careful way he lives his life. She thinks maybe it's time to make a change.

How I Left Ned

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About the Author
Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness, the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting, and the short story collection Whiskey, Etc. Her stories have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Flash Fiction Forward, New Sudden Fiction, Ploughshares, and Booth. She has received fellowships from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ucross, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and VCCA. She teaches in the MFA and Food Studies programs at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Her next collection of short stories is forthcoming from Autumn House Press in 2018.
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