Posts tagged “the country”

  1. Rachel Marcy's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    My mom and I were in our front yard when the Environmental Police pulled over their pick-up truck. The officer in the passenger seat leaned out the window.

    “Do you have a bear in your house?” he asked.

    They’d received a 911 call about a bear in the caller’s home, but the line went dead before they got a location.

  2. Samantha told me the secret of her country life while we lay sprawled on a picnic blanket at sundown. We were at an outdoor concert in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. The band weaved their way past picnickers on their way to the concert stage. Strands from a bamboo flute drifted by, snatches of drums, a man playing a moon-shaped lute. We’d both had some wine. “Since I moved here,” Samantha whispered, looking sneaky, “I’ve…