I demanded answers from him. Why was he here, in my house? What did he want from me?
Any time now. Any time. The nurse touched him every time she left now. Made that face.
When Denise tries on the T-shirt, Wise Owl stretches across her big boobs until the S licks one nipple and the O perfectly encircles the other.
I got jealous sometimes of the boys who liked Peggy. I wanted her to myself. She was the first friend I made at college. And the only one I ever cared to be around.
“Do people often get lost in the desert?” Jack asked.
I don’t remember how I first heard about Winter, but it made me feel cold all over, colder than that night on Jason’s moped. I wasn’t surprised but that didn’t mean I was psychic.
Your kayak, a hollow yellow crayon, slides past, tickle of eel grass, gentle current, your life in its hull.
“Okay, vote. Who really thinks Bruce Springsteen is working in the back?”
A world of possibilities folded itself up, collapsed, vanished.
It was her first day, and she wasn’t sure she was going to like it.