I have a new story out this week!
And “Good Fences” is part of Nightmare Magazine’s premiere issue, so it’s a horror story!
He thinks at first the streetlight’s back on, but of course not. It’s been dark six weeks. There are already beer bottles piled on the sidewalk every morning from the dropout teenagers who surge in whenever there’s the littlest pool of darkness they can find, and then they smoke and drink and shout all night right under his window when he’s trying to sleep.
He looks out the window a little sidelong, just in case the high-school kids are down there.
They’re not. The street’s empty, except for the car on fire.
You can read it now, if you’re so inclined, over at Nightmare!