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Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of five books, including Nothing to See Here (Ecco, 2019). His stories have appeared in Tin House, One Story, A Public Space, and elsewhere. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, and teaches at the University of the South.

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A Friend

Spring 2020 | Fiction

Margo’s daughter came home from school that Friday with a new friend. From the window in the kitchen, where she was trying and failing to make decent croissants for the third time this week, Margo watched the bus deposit her eight-year-old daughter, Anya, and some unknown boy, which was odd because the town was so small and Margo had often been at Anya’s school to volunteer and had no memory of him.