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The Serpent of Eighth Hole:

Bitten by a snake beside a golf course water hazard, twelve-year-old Walker rushed it to the hospital.     

Green Mountains Review, November of 2019    

http://greenmountainsreview.com/the-serpent-of-eighth-hole/

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Disposable:

At fifteen he caught a rattlesnake and wondered  about the general consensus that it was disposable.

Porridge Magazine (England), October 2020

https://porridgemagazine.com/2020/10/03/walker-thomas/

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While Trout Fishing in the Black River:

A piece that my friend, Jon Friedman ran in his wild bird specialty shop newsletter in April of 2018

https://wildbirdsonline.com/blogs/news/while-trout-fishing-the-upper-east-fork-of-the-black-river-with-ken-lamberton

The Road Less Traveled:  Highway slaughter of man and beast and a haze of smog over Tucson leads Walker to stop driving decades before climate change makes news.  Canary online Literary Magazine, Spring 2021 issue, at canarylitmag.org 

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if you want it darker . . .   "A Piss on the Cheek"

A darkly humorous tale from the life that led a man to live alone in a cave.  A pissy moment in the first months as an Army draftee after the final violent confrontation with his father. This received a nomination from the Pushcart Prize committee.  (The picture is of a painting by the writer that seems to capture the mood of the written piece)  Adelaide Literary Magazine

http://adelaidemagazine.org/2018/11/18/a-piss-on-the-cheek-by-walker-thomas/