"The Kill Stand" by Larry D.
Sweazy is a short story of a man who served in Vietnam and is now
working a blue collar job killing turkeys for a living and must confront
the fact that he must work a third shift regardless of the fact
that his granddaughter will be performing in the local church and wants
him to be there to see her. It is a
heart-breaking story that people can relate to more nowadays than ever
before in an economy where jobs are scarce and you must sacrifice time
with family to keep whatever job you can. The ending fills
the reader with uncertainty and hope that I cannot spoil here. All I
can say is if you have ever worked long hours and had to face tragedies
in family life that effect your ability to keep a job while slogging
away then this story will shoot you like an arrow
through the heart.