Medical Emergency at Marfa Dollar General

By Daryl Scroggins

Two vaqueros stand looking at boxed phones locked behind glass. Big hats. Long-sleeved shirts, even with the heat. Spurs on their boots. In the end, they don’t ask for the case to be unlocked. They buy medical tape and boxes of rolled gauze. Iodine. Then head back to their truck.

Daryl Scroggins lives in Marfa, Texas. He is the author of Winter Investments, a collection of stories (Trilobite Press), and This Is Not the Way We Came In, a collection of flash fiction and a flash novel (Ravenna Press). His poems and fictions have appeared in Aji Magazine, Blink-Ink, MacQueen’s Quinterly, New Flash Fiction Review, The Ocotillo Review, Star 82 Review, and Best Microfiction 2020, among others.

Art by Lesley C. Weston (Silverpoint)

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