David Hammond

David Hammond lives in Northern Virginia with three females who are way more talented than he is. More of his writing can be found at oldshoepress.com.

Stories by David Hammond


Illustrated by Sayantan Halder

The bell above the door rings as Fran enters the small store wearing a purse over her shoulder. She approaches the counter, and Steve, who has been leaning on the counter with his chin cupped in his hand, straightens up, looking mildly surprised. “Good morning,” says Fran. “Mornin’.” “I’d like to buy something, please.” Steve looks vaguely around …