Two-Eleven All Around, Chris Offutt, OUT OF THE WOODS

by Patti Abbott

This one took a curious zigzag at the end. A man lives with a woman and her son. She is addicted to many things including listening to the police scanners. He finds a way to get her attention but suddenly the story changes and is about his son years in the future. Although the writing is good, this just didn’t work for me at all.