Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of Remember Me Like This and Corpus Christi: Stories. He was born, raised, and educated in Texas, and he's now the director of creative writing at Harvard University. Visit his website at bretanthonyjohnston.com.
A story from the 2014 Texas Music Issue.
The woman at the bar had been bitching to the rancher about her husband. The rancher hoped the night would end in the motor court down the highway.