Johnny and Jimmy

Published in Midwestern Gothic: A Literary Journal
Summer 2011

Midwestern Gothic (ISSN 2159-8827) is a quarterly print literary journal out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who live or have lived here. Midwestern Gothic aims to collect the very best in Midwestern writing in a way that has never been done before, cataloging the oeuvre of an often-overlooked region of the United States ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales.

They used to call us twins. Johnny’s mom and dad used to say it. Sarah, Johnny’s teenaged sister, used to say it. My grandma used to say it. Even David’s dad, the guy who visited my grandma, used to say, “Those boys are two peas from the same pod.” 

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