Jackson Tobin is a writer from Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the winner of the Knowles Teaching Award for Creative Writing Instruction. His stories have appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, and Midwestern Gothic. He is at work on his first novel.
The shed is dark except for the triangle of dusty sunlight that reaches through the crooked doorway. You and Adam are huddled in the back, breathing hard. Notice the dark: darker than the empty baseball fields in moonless winter; darker than sleep.