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“Somebody Take Care of Little Walter” by Sheldon Lee Compton

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Lori, the keyboard player, likes gospel and country. I dislike both genres. But I wanted to make music and be apart of the band...so gospel and country it is. I'll drink to it tonight. Lori's voice on her voicemail is high and cheery. A few beers and then bed. At band practice, she walks in with Adam...I choke down whiskey. I keep playing the music.


Somebody Take Care of Little Walter

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About the Author
Sheldon Lee Compton is the author of three books, most recently the novel Brown Bottle (Bottom Dog Press, 2016). His stories can be found in WhiskeyPaper, decomP, New World Writing, PANK, Monkeybicycle, DOGZPLOT, and elsewhere. He was cited in Best Small Fictions 2015 and Best Small Fictions 2016.
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