Michael Horton’s work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Whitefish Review, Necessary Fiction, Cold Creek Review, Yankee, and the Penman Review. He has had work nominated for “Best of the Net” and the Pushcart Prize, and his story collection was chosen as a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award for Fiction. At different times he has worked as a bookmobile librarian, prep cook, factory worker, head of university housekeeping, IT guy, purchasing agent, coffee shop operator, and other stuff but writing is what he does.
Content by Michael Horton
Walk like a Gorilla, Talk like a Gorilla
BY Michael Horton
I wasn’t prepared when her eyes opened, and she looked at me with absolute clarity, fully conscious, making me feel ridiculous. The image of that moment is sharp as glass at the end of the tunnel. There may have been fear in her look, desperation, fury, but there wasn’t a hint of giving in.