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Albert Albertson
by Gracjan Kraszewski

Albert Albertson was a high school teacher. He was a loser. His name…well, you see what I mean. Albert couldn’t bench press the bar, he had never been in a bar, he failed to pass the bar, too. He was afraid of women and turtles. One day he drove deep into the Idaho forest. Parking his car by a dilapidated tree stump he waded into the river. It was ice cold; practically freezing. Albert spent the entire afternoon in the river, sitting and thinking. When he finally came out, and readied to return home, his previous life was no more.