One of those unfathomable stories!
A farmer in US in mid twentieth century follows an annual ritual - of watching the annual passage of a circus train through his small community! Develops a fetish for clean hands. Loses one of his hand in an accident. Ends up envying everyone's hands.
Fact sheet.First published: "Subterranean" magazine, Fall 2007.
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