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Winesburg, Indiana: Found in The Placebo - The Yearbook of Emile Durkheim High School


Michael Martone


Carl Frankenstein, Custodian

I am a big man, a big man with an unfortunate name. The embroidery on my uniform stretches way beyond the pocket, over sews the placket. An ugly man who lives alone. A man who will not unlist his home phone number. A man who answers every phone call each night. “Frankenstein,” I answer. I hear the murmuring laughs.

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Note: "This story is exclusively available in the anthology, Winesburg, Indiana, published by Breakaway Books, an imprint of Indiana University Press, in the spring of 2015. Available wherever fine books are sold, borrowed, or used as dowry."