Markus Jones

Markus Egeler Jones graduated with Eastern Kentucky University’s MFA. He teaches fiction at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. His first novel, How the Butcher Bird Found Her Voice, will be published by Five Oaks Press.

Stories by Markus Jones

So Long as I have Yesterday

Illustrated by Allen Forrest

After, when she’s lit a cigarette, and they share it, the backs of her knees are warm. “This’ll be my last night. She laughs. Her laugh is used up, throaty. She says, “This isn’t your last night.” “It is. I almost didn’t come.” “You always come.” Her fingers trace the skin at the curve of his hip. Marvelous. The …