June/July 2012, August 2012
In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen and Joe can deliver.
Originally, Esquire published “In the Tall Grass” as part of “Fiction for Men” series in the summer of 2012. It was published in two parts, the first appeared in the June/July issue and the conclusion in the August issue.