The eighteenth story in Girlfriending, my short story collection, is a story entitled “Shrine.” We have all seen them, out on highways, on country roads, and even on residential streets. Crosses., Vases of flowers. Sometimes even pictures of people who died in a traffic accident. Well, how would you handle it if there was a fatal automobile accident in front of your house, and a father erected a memorial to his daughter next to your driveway? Does Joe Mikita handle the situation, or mishandle it? Read “Shrine” to find out.