I am a connoisseur of places to sit.
We both paused and stared at the screen in time for a bomb to burst, engulfing everything in white.
She says, “I have to. This is, like, my last chance, you know?”
How time had passed and made fools out of us.
But one is a writer, and one is a hero, because it is the only thing they could possibly be.
The worst were the blow-its. A blow-it was unpredictable. Anything could happen.
In the first half of 1981, it was just a few who died.
She knew how to read a newspaper article when she was five; now she cannot tell Chinese from hieroglyphics.
As I walked home, I felt it—little wings against my lungs.
Two houses, virtually identical in structure and appearance. Odd, right?