Shawn Vestal’s stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, the Southern Review, Quarterly West, and other journals. A graduate of the Eastern Washington University MFA program, he lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and son.
- Opposition in All Things
I wanted so much to help him then, to ease his way or strike down his enemies, but I held no such earthly powers.
- Winter Elders
For a long time, a new set of missionaries had appeared every few months, cloaked in fresh optimism. Each time, Bradshaw’s hunger to disappoint them had deepened.