“Usability Expert” by Brian Castleberry

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Ollie has been ordered to take a week long vacation from work. Alone in the house with is two children, he feels boredom looming. When he tries to save an injured cat on his lawn, a series of events unfold that leave him realizing everything is coming apart.

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About the Author
Brian Castleberry originally hails from rural Oklahoma and now teaches at the College of William & Mary. His work has been published in Narrative, Day One, Barnstorm, Meridian, and other literary journals. He is completing a novel about silent-era Hollywood titled The Bachelor's Wife.
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