“Ruby” by Tom Bailey

Open this story in our mobile app!

Ruby is cute as can be, elfin-like, even. Always smiling, always perky. So small in the Big House where she and others stay to get clean in recovery. So hopeful, that Ruby, so optimistic. Has anyone seen Ruby today?


Ruby

To read this story and thousands more…

Register Now!

About the Author
Tom Bailey is the author of the short story collection, Crow Man, and the novels The Grace That Keeps This World and Crow Man, as well as the editor/author of three books on creative writing, including On Writing Short Stories. He lives in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, where he teaches in the creative writing program at Susquehanna University.
More stories from Tom Bailey