Patch of Dirt - with author Richard Lutman
Patch of Dirt introduces us to Joe Oliver, a womanizing thirty-year old drifter, who meets Frank Hill, a sixty-five year old, wounded Vietnam Veteran and his twenty-five year old wife Rita. Frank offers Joe a job, which he reluctantly accepts and is duped into becoming part of their plan to sire a child the impotent Frank, is powerless to conceive. Rita puts Joe through a series of tests to determine if he will be the right biological father for their child. Much to Frank’s consternation Rita falls for Joe and jeopardizes their plan. Joe finds himself conflicted about his feelings toward Rita. His ambivalence leads up to the climactic decision he has to make.
Richard Lutman lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He has a MFA in Writing from Vermont College. His fiction has appeared in: The Green Silk Journal, Dark Sky Magazine, The Bicycle Review, Epiphany Magazine, and many more publications. Richard has also won local and national awards for his short stories, nonfiction and screenplays.
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