The Strudel Defense

This short story was recently published in Black Warrior Review.   I originally called it The Nazi Defense, if that helps pique your curiousity.  Click here for the pdf:  Strudel Defense

Here are the opening two sentences:

In the moments and (moreover) two decades before his mobile sputtered
on the metal desktop, Stanley Keenan had considered himself entrenched
in a respected life of purpose. To wit, the phone call interrupted a
presentation to the leaders of twenty local NGOs—Stanley’s “KNOW
THE 6 DANGER SIGNS” sliding across the screen to the sound effect of
a car crash—as he enlightened them to the somewhat counterintuitive
reality that when the military declared a road to be cleared of mines,
it did not in fact guarantee there were no mines on the road.

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