The Painter’s Wife

By Brian Castleberry
The poet had been sleeping with the painter’s wife for three months when, in a wave of guilt, he confessed everything. The three never spoke again.

Darkness, Oklahoma City, 1996

By Brian Castleberry
To have something to do they drove around the city after nightfall listening to music. Beastie Boys. Digable Planets. Some fuzzy mixed tape a DJ sold.