David James Poissant &nbps; is the author of The Heaven of Animals, a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, One Story, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and Best American Experimental Writing. His novel Lake Life will be published this summer.
David James Poissant
We couldn’t advertise our grief, lest, years from now, friends and family would watch us sideways, waiting for an explosion from the bomb that never went off.