Ways to Face the Firing Squad – Anna Zumbro

Pleadingly Marshall’s innocent. There’s been looting and worse everywhere since the missiles hit, but he’s taken nothing except a jacket he found in an abandoned car. It’s not honor that keeps him from stealing, he’s just scared he’ll screw it up, and then what will Dad say? The man breathed anger even before the day the sky burst into flames, the day Mom didn’t come home. Dad doesn’t yell any more, but Marshall knows the …

A question for Anna Zumbro

Q: What is your favorite fairy tale and why?

A: When I was younger, I read a collection of different tellings of “Beauty and the Beast.” I’ve always been fascinated by that story (and, especially, by the library in the Disney version).

Anna Zumbro’s story “Ways to Face the Firing Squad” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 May 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.