This review is for Barry‘s Short Story “Deer Season” day 17 in th Short Story Advent Calendar. Barry‘s story follows a 17 year old school girl who wants to lose her virginity by the time she is 18. In the summer she fixates upon an older man- poor and lean, lanky and kind. She lures him- like a deer- and has him. She returns to school and he is “run out”. She goes to find him at his empty cabin and feels “the new soft rhythm of her power”.