Eddie Malone

Eddie Malone is a graduate of the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. His work has appeared in various literary journals. He teaches writing at the University of Oklahoma. 


"According to the odds, he should’ve busted. The odds were on our side. But then he turned over the next card."


I’m shocked to see you on TV. You’ve changed. Your hair is cut short and you’re wearing a suit, asking if I’ve been hurt in a car accident. You ask with such genuine concern. The phone number for the law firm of Davis and Lee appears at the bottom of the screen, and for a moment I think to call it — remember me? Once, you pointed a gun at my head. I thought it was the end.    

After seeing your commercial, I can’t sleep.

The next morning, I look up the address of your law firm.