Matthew J. Barbour

Matthew J. Barbour is a speculative fiction author living with his wife and three children in Bernalillo, New Mexico. When he is not writing fiction, Mr. Barbour manages Jemez Historic Site and contributes to a number of regional newspapers.

Stories by Matthew J. Barbour

The Bus Stop

Illustrated by Kristy Lankford

The first time I walked to the bus stop by myself, I was eight years old. My mom told me not to take any short cuts. I was to go straight from the house to the bus stop and then back at the end of the day. I did what I was told. I didn’t stop …