Fool of the Catch

N.S. Simko
9 min readMay 19, 2024

a short story feat. ‘Thom Pope’

Photo Courtesy of Author

In Hotel Marmot, I stay while on a detour in Fox and Cat Hollow, Delaware. Word must’ve got around that I’m below the Mason-Dixon, probably spread from Haydn; a well-intended gesture of promotion, more like a prank of labor; or perhaps the trafficker up north collected the right information and sent it along to D.C. in an unassuming box truck. This is their territory I’m treading on. In dangerous…

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N.S. Simko

Poetry, prose, short stories, and experimentations. Whatever distracts me from working on my novel.