‘Relocation’ By G. Russell Cole

Barton Dunn left home for Essex, Indiana eager to pursue his first real job after college. As with so many “first jobs”, his new position was less than glamorous. He would spend his first three months just outside a small and dying town and assessing a business unit that was increasingly obsolete. He wouldn’t be there long but, with few other distractions, he would come to know many of the people around him. This included a shy young neighbor named Enos. Over the summer months, the boy would visit Barton often and the two would become friends. Initially, Enos seemed like any other kid isolated by rural distances and a dwindling community. In time, however, Barton came to recognize that Enos’ solitary nature was due to something else entirely.

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