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Hot Line Drive by Werner A. Low

Hot Line Drive 

by Werner A. Low


Uncle Nelson rose from his seat and caught the hot line drive amid the cheers, and groans, of nearby spectators.  But, even as he sat down, he winced, bounced the baseball from hand to hand like a hot potato, and warned Little Willie, before passing it to him, “Be careful, it’s still hot.”  And when Little Willie took the baseball from Uncle Nelson's hands it really was hot, no matter what his friends said, and it was still warm even fifty years later when he showed it to his own grandson.


My stories and poems have appeared (or are scheduled to appear) in Falling Fountain, The Journal (of Ohio State University), Piedmont Literary Review, Pinehurst Journal, The Literary Review (of Trinity College, Hartford), Void Magazine (October, 2006) and The Square Table (January, 2007). 

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