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BEAUTIFUL FLYING ZAMBONI by RF Brown

Here, RFanatix, is my short story published in White Wall Review, the journal of creative writing from Ryerson University in Toronto. https://whitewallreview.com/

A sullen high school hockey player stumbles through a rainstorm of insecurity and sexual confusion. Can Zamboni win the approval of his heartless peers and indifferent parents by turning idle fantasy life into a breakaway play, or is the night just going to end in a flood of applesauce?

Transiting the Lemaire Channel in heavy first year sea ice, Antarctica, Polar Regions

The fellows never let an ankle bender like me play forward. Even if it’s pickup hockey out on the school lake, they consider me a role-player, not a scorer. Well, tonight I’m steering The Rust Bucket down the wet lines of the state route and it feels like a breakaway play, like I’ve got the puck and an open lane with no defenders. I stickhandle the steering wheel with one hand while groping under the driver seat for the Kaopectate bottle. … https://whitewallreview.com/beautiful-flying-zamboni/