Jarboy by Greg Kuehn
September 29, 2011 Comments Off on Jarboy by Greg Kuehn
A boy lived in a mason jar with holes cut into the lid. The man who kept him there would curse at him and drink beer, and feed him when he felt like it. Fireflies looked in on the boy and laughed. But they also pitied him. He never cried while anyone was around. He bided his time and secretly grew strong inside the jar. And one day, while the man was sleeping, the boy broke the glass and ran away and never returned. Years passed. The boy became a man. A man with a jarboy of his very own.
© 2011, Greg Kuehn
Greg Kuehn writes literary fiction and Southern literature. He is the author of short fiction to be published in An Honest Lie, Volume 3: Justifiable Hypocrisy. He is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he majors in secondary education with an emphasis on English. Upon completion of his degree he plans to pursue a career as a high school English teacher, a soccer coach, and a writer. Mr. Kuehn served eight years in the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq twice before receiving an honorable discharge in April 2011.