by Peter Storey

On a mid-April morning, the tulips bloomed along the stream. Against a lush background of red blossoms, yellow petals stood out, spelling “Marry Me, Stacie.” John mowed them down with the garden tractor, then went inside and opened up another bottle.




Peter Storey is a poet and a performer from Chelmsford, MA. After attending Umass Amherst, he’s read his work in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, and Antarctica at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. He’s published two collections of short stories, Human Nature and In the Wild Lands, which can be found on Amazon. In his free time, he reads, writes, drives his truck and hopes it doesn’t break, and prepares for another summer fighting wildfires in the west.