Heritage of Smoke


Davor had been wheezing for days, and he gasped in his sleep and talked about Armageddon, global warming, and the vanished Boeing 777. Even awake, he talked about the 777 as the ascension airplane–all the people onboard went straight to heaven, and the rest remained on the ground, awaiting the wrath of God.

-Josip Novakovich, “When the Saints Come,” in Heritage of Smoke: Stories

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