Bruno III-1Bruno Ward, who told dirty jokes at the end of the bar; who was once arrested for screaming the bill of rights into a policeman’s ear; who had four linear scars across his chest from when a grizzly bear attacked him; the individual with pale blue eyes and a long beard; who knew sea shanties even though he had never left the great state of Wyoming; Bruno, who was known to talk to himself when the snow became too much, who could make a three-course meal out of the forest behind his shack, has passed away after a long illness.

Josh McCuen has been, over 20 years, a book seller, oyster shucker, garbageman, wilderness ranger, truck loader, and proofreader. He currently lives in Brooklyn and attends an MFA program.

Photo credit: Sean Pritchard


2 Responses to “Bruno”

  1. Myles says:

    Fantastic range of details in such a concise setting. Terrific obituary.

  2. Tony Press says:

    This. This is an obit for the ages. Wonderful story.

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