Nat Akin

Nat Akin’s work has appeared previously in Tampa Review. He has completed a collection of short stories and is at work on his first novel, set in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Molly, and their son, Hall.

The Fifth of July

On the day my grandmother was buried, my grandfather shucked corn. The thick sun of July had already begun its retreat; the drooping top leaves no longer bathed in yellow, the hot circle now leveled down toward the horizon at…