"Anthracite Wedding" by John Zaharick -- published in Apex Magazine issue 67, December 2014
John Zaharick grew up close to a mine fire destroyed town in rural Pennsylvania. He has worked as an assistant editor for a weekly newspaper, earned a master's degree in ecology, and currently lives in Minnesota where he supports the Baltimore Science Fiction Society long distance. His fiction has appeared in several magazines, including AE, Not One of Us, Stupefying Stories, and Plasma Frequency and his poetry in Strange Horizons and Silver Blade. He can be found online at www.johnzaharick.com.
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