Short Stories

Eyes Out of the Woodlands (A Short Story out of Northern Minnesota)

by Dennis Siluk

Dinosaur Eye


[1959] He hid in the woods, watching his father and sister, what they were doing. So we heard that, that is. Most of us felt, and all of us gossiped, he was up to no good. Here he lived an estranged life, hidden in the thick of the deep, like a recluse.

At times it was said, you could smell his cooking of venison, or spot him driving his 1952-pickup to town, dilapidated. His one room shack remained on the 1400-acers his father owned, and there he lived quietly, out of sight and out of the minds of the people in town, except for the intermit conversations, and gossip.

Read more: Eyes out of the Woodlands - October's Story of the Month