“Mammoth” by Ryan W. Bradley

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It had been so long since it was only him in the bathtub. Since their return from the hospital, he and his wife don’t say much, but the touch of the washcloth across his back and her lips on his cheek lets him know he needs nothing more and yet needs everything at the same time.


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About the Author
Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic's shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and more. He is the author of eight books, including Code for Failure, Winterswim, and Nothing but the Dead and Dying. He received his MFA from Pacific University and lives in Oregon with his wife and two sons.
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