The Anonymous Donor

By Don Hicks

We called him the Aluminum Man, not because of the materials he salvaged but because of his coat. Once a bright metallic silver, its time on the streets had given it a dark patina that made him appear to be encased in one of the aluminum cans he gathered. He was a familiar sight in Handley, pushing his grocery cart back and forth along a seemingly random route. “He’s harmless,” everyone told us. “He’ll be around for a while, then the cops will pick him up during one of their periodic sweeps and he’ll go away but he always comes back.”…

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