Ben Stroud’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Electric Literature, One Story, the American Scholar, Boston Review, Subtropics, and other magazines. He has received residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and recently had a story selected by Amy Hempel for New Stories from the South 2010. Holding both an MFA and a PhD from the University of Michigan, he currently teaches at the University of Alabama.
- The Traitor of Zion
I did not carry the body—that I was spared—but I helped gather rocks. We filled the trader’s pockets with the heaviest of them and pitched the body over.