Corey Campbell (fiction, ’12): Corey’s short story “The Meteor” is this week’s feature at Necessary Fiction:
Mr. Tibberly found a meteorite on his hike in the desert. He knew straight off it had once been a meteor, but he hadn’t studied geology in school, so he decided to take it to the university meteorite lab to be sure.
His life had become very lonely lately. His failures disappointed him. Possibilities flooded his mind like mudslides.
Feels like everything is potential, he thought, but nothing has become.
If he were a robot, he would have shut himself off.
Mr. Tibberly held the meteorite closely. Everything is potential. But not this...[Keep Reading]…