Andrew F. Kooy

Andrew F. Kooy is a full-time dad, a part-time instructor at Dillard University, a rookie in New Orleans’ premiere all-male dance Krewe, and a member of the Peauxdunque Writer’s Alliance. He received his MFA from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His work can be found in The Stockholm Review of Literature, Barely South Review, and is forthcoming in Bird’s Thumb.

Clap Your Hands

Clap Your Hands

Five knew two things about Brother Ted Gunderson: The man loved Jesus, and hated his own son. Five was never allowed to call him Father or Pa. Once Five was old enough to string the words together, Brother Ted Gunderson was Brother Ted Gunderson, and Five would catch a beating if he left off a single syllable.