Hattie Reed kept a close eye on the boar hog. The moment she entered the sow pen, the hog lifted itself off the ground with a snort and trudged over to the fence that separated the two pens.
Chris McGinley's Coal Black (Shotgun Honey, 2019) is a collection of crime stories set in the hills of Appalachia. His work has appeared in Mystery Tribune, Mystery Weekly, Tough, and other forums. He teaches middle school in Lexington, KY where he lives with his wife.