Short fiction: “Ladies and Gentlemen, David Koresh Has Finally Quit Smoking.”

The Apocalypse of Saint John: A Woman Clothed with the Sun, 1899. Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916). Courtesy of Archive.org under the terms of CC0 1.0 Universal.

River of Tears (as in the town) is situated on the northern shore of River of Tears Lake (as in the lake). The lake, naturally, is named after River of Tears, as in the river that feeds its namesake body of water from the north, and provides a drain to the south (as in the direction).

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