A woman on the middle floor of the old Florida condo opens a sliding-glass door and allows a drooping sunflower on the balcony to bask in the curry blooming in and out of the kitchen, because no living thing should be lonely or unrevived in the paradise of a perfect, beckoning dusk.

“To Bask” by David Athey has appeared in Issue 39 of Berkeley Fiction Review.

David Athey’s work has appeared in various journals, including California Quarterly, Seattle Review, and the Iowa Review.

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