Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Eileen Sisk

All Quiet Now

The Village Idiot was a maddening presence and a comical Facebook character—until he was suddenly gone

May 16, 2011 Save for the pouring rain and a yapping miniature pinscher next door, it is eerily silent as I write this. Under normal circumstances, all manner of small engines would be revving—yes, even in a downpour—as I write, but not today. My next-door-neighbor, the one I called the Village Idiot, the one I turned into a Facebook phenomenon with posts about the constant noise of chainsaws and log splitters emanating from next door, is gone.

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