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Cal Shook

Cal Shook is an MFA candidate at New York University, completing a collection of short stories. She is a former sailboat captain, and a current fiction editor at MAYDAY Magazine.


Man, Man, Et Cetera

Fall 2021 | Fiction

You schedule the U-Haul for a weekend when your husband plans to be in the woods. You do not repeat your argument that camping isn’t medication or therapy. That it cannot, in other words, fix him. You make him a sandwich for the drive to Mendocino. As his car pulls away, you know it’s the last time you’ll see him.