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George Singleton

George Singleton has published four collections of stories and two novels, most recently Work Shirts for Madmen (Harcourt, 2007). Singleton’s short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Playboy, Zoetrope, Georgia Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. He lives in Dacusville, South Carolina.


Illustration by Gary Panter

Man Oh Man—It’s Manna Man

Spring 2008 | Fiction

Manna Man checks the internet. He glances over the Local sections of over three-hundred small-town weekly newspapers to which he subscribes. He takes notes. He categorizes and tries not to make assumptions. The mail carrier detests Manna Man. The mail carrier comes home on Thursdays and asks his wife if she’ll keep quiet should Ben Culler’s house burn down mysteriously one night soon.