Will Cordeiro

Will Cordeiro received his MFA from Cornell University, where he is completing his Ph.D. in English. His work appears widely, including recent or forthcoming publications in burnt district, Copper Nickel, Cortland Review, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Phoebe, and elsewhere. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Stories by Will Cordeiro

Disorderly Conduct

Illustrated by Sayantan Halder

Ain’t easy being part of the wall, I tell ya, marching forward with your shields lined up tight. The crap people hurl at you! Insults, rotten food, beer bottles. One time it was even dog-shit—dog-shit splat on my newly polished boots! We have face guards and flak vests, sure, but still… You want to keep …