Louis Campana

Louis Campana is a New York City-based writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is currently at work on a novel. More of his work can be found at www.louiscampana.com.
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At the County Fair
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I saw the 4H’s, displayed in a tent, proudly, above the names of the participants who brought their rabbits, ducks, goats, and cows. I saw the disappointment in my friend’s face, who remembered the fair, as a child, as something more. Devastating. I saw the FireBolt, falling apart, mid-routine, grotesque, as riders were hurled to their deaths and lifelong paralyses, like something out of a movie. “Girl still in coma one week later.” There were llamas and zebras and small wooly cows with horns that could mar chest-high, and rip through the gut. But it was the rabbits, two bunnies that stared like Shining twins, side-by-side, that killed me.

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