Lawrence Coates

Lawrence Coates is the author of five books, most recently a novella, Camp Olvido. His work has been recognized with the Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, the Miami University Press Novella Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. He currently teaches creative writing at Bowling Green State University.

The Age of the Cuttlefish

In the living room of a small house on the corner of Elm and Grove, the mournful pastor sat before the saltwater aquarium and brooded on the cuttlefish sleeping silent in the sands.   The pastor ...