FICTION: Cruel Fate
. By David C.
Set in a bar below hills scarred by forest fire, this darkly haunting tale describes an unlikely encounter between a top and a sneaker-shod young man who just won't let him alone.
"I'm flagging black left. You know what that means?" He shrugged. "It means," I said, turning my attention back to the game, "that I'm out of your league."