Cover Photo: photo by Guillaume Bolduc/unsplash
photo by Guillaume Bolduc/unsplash

The World of Transshipment, Where One Glitch Can Lead to Chaos

I couldn’t stop thinking about what I would do if something went wrong. If I made a mistake, my son and I might go back to being homeless.

demurrage, bill of lading, drayage, consignee.


nobody dies if they don’t get their fries.

When did he learn about that?

Claire Rudy Foster's second short story collection "Shine of the Ever" is forthcoming from Interlude Press. Foster's writing appears in The New York Times, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. They live in Portland, Oregon.