Overtime 36:
Along the Water Line

"People get more upset about their water than just about anything else. Makes sense: Without water you can't cook. Can't wash yourself or your clothes. Can't brush your teeth. Can't use the john. City people buy a place out here and never give a thought to water. Water is something that just appears when you open a tap, right? Until one day it doesn't, and they don't have a clue how to get it back."

Tom Wayman's fiction includes a collection of short stories, Boundary Country (2007), and a novel, Woodstock Rising (2009). A new collection of short fiction will be published in October 2015, The Shadows We Mistake for Love. He has edited a number of anthologies of U.S. and Canadian poems by people about their employment. He lives on an acreage in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia.

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