Featured Story - Mud by Bea Keeler

To kick off The Blasted Tree's online program, we are featuring Bea Keeler's hilarious and haunting short story "Mud," which documents the final day in the life of the repulsive yet engrossing Ian, a somewhat valued employee of Teleprompt Plus and an all-around scumbag. Keeler's dark and raunchy humor will have you laughing in spite of yourself, and her earnest treatment of an unlikable misanthrope may even get you on Ian's side. Sharp, punchy, and more than a little sinister, "Mud" is the perfect way to kick off your work-week. Happy Monday!