On Halloween

Thrilled to have this published at Litro Magazine. I wrote it as a part my PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship. A big shout out to Caits Meissner for her inspiration. Also a shout out to Claire O’Connor who made me aware of this great lit site.


A couple of photographs from the location of the story.

Graffiti at an abandoned Federal Prison Camp.
Entering the Camp
The Camp Factory.

Looking Over the Camp.
The one road through the camp to the top of the bluff.
Where I Called From
The emergency response crew used the building in the middle.
Water and Radar
The trees are dying.
Slated for Destruction
A Barracks
Where the weight pile was.
Where you first enter and where you at last leave.

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