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The Marsh, The Man

by Rebecca Katherine Hirsch

So there I was. The night was dark, and so was I. I had just gotten back from a fresh dig in the neighborhood marsh where putrefying cranberries and mutilated crawdads had clutched at my tresses and poked at my kneecaps. Not that it bothered me; I've always been the kind of man to show up on a lady's doorstep covered in a thick sludge of mud and decomposing plants. Not that I mind. From the day of my birth back in 1923 to the day they took me to the neighborhood marsh, the marshing life was the only one for me.

6S - C1

Rebecca Katherine Hirsch is a marsh-reared lass from the Mississippi River delta. By day, she is a New York professional football player. By night, she is a bum.