The Easter Bunny is an excerpt from Benjamin's novel Fidelity.
Benjamin gives an overview of the book:
When I opened the wooden, eight-panel door to Fatty's bar, a muscular man in a yellow tank top banked the seven ball into the lower-right corner pocket and scratched, the skinny bartender poured Budweiser into a pint glass, and the laughter–the animation I heard while out on the street–was pinched silent. The other billiard player was unaware of my presence. He was standing beside Derek Ellis waiting for the pint of beer. Derek Ellis was wearing a brown fedora and seated at the bar. He was looking at me. The three middle-aged men seated with him were looking at me. The waiting billiard player followed the bartender's eyes to mine.
We were all thinking versions of the same thought, I am certain of this, that I was the only white man in the room.
I’m unbelievably fortunate to be an English teacher at Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado, one of the last high schools in the country where students still love school.
I get up around four to work on these stories. Writing is akin to an...