The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 13, No. 3

Thor’s Day
(Highway 81 North, Staunton, Virginia)

by Sam Shepard

What was that all about last time, anyway?

What last time?

In the Cracker Barrel. Denton. When you broke down for no apparent reason.

I can’t remember.

You don’t remember suddenly bursting into tears after you ordered those blueberry pancakes? You don’t remember that?

No— No, I do remember but I can’t remember why.

Totally embarrassing. Everyone staring. The whole place went silent.

I remember. I remember now.

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