Headlights Like Satellites by Tyler Mahoney
'My stepfather—the rain-soaked scarecrow, bloated and soggy with buttons for eyes—doesn’t give a flying fuck about the dog. One less mouth is what he said, without looking up from the insurance infomercial on TV.'
When his dog goes missing, the young narrator in Tyler Mahoney's 'Headlights Like Satellites' has no choice but to turn to Corey, one of the toughest and most connected kids on The Mission where they both live.Together they venture into the cruel world of illegal dogfighting. Tyler Mahoney creates a world of gritty realism with language and imagery which is fresh, edgy and sublime.
This story is part of Spineless Wonders’ new digital platform, Slinkies, a series aimed at publishing and promoting the work of a handful of carefully selected Australian under-30s.
short_story short_Australian_stories Spineless_Wonders Tyle_Mahoney fiction short_fiction Australian_fiction pets dogs illegal_dog_fights friendship suburban_life crime teenagers drugs Language: English / Published: 17 December 2015
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