Monthly Archives: October 2013

Of Don & Paula (3 of 3)

Paula wasn’t having any of it. While she sometimes argued that it is up to the victim to define whether abuse has occurred, she took exception then. She asserted that Maggie was too young to judge the experience when it … Continue reading

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Of Don & Paula (2 of 3)

So Paula assumed Don was eligible when she sent the first email. She had no marital aspirations herself (having not succeeded in the institution, more than once). She knew he was poor (she lost the money she invested through him, … Continue reading

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Of Don & Paula (1 of 3)

She isn’t a Luddite, but Paula didn’t start using email till 1998. She’d been a pen-and-ink type of writer (she used a fountain pen because she didn’t want to press hard, and she held the cap in her left hand … Continue reading

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Desperation

I’m out of step – I walk today in pain. My neck’s a starboard ache, but nothing much compared to what I carry to the train: a load of rage and rue too deep to touch. For I can rub … Continue reading

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Morning Birds After Rain

The visions of this morning put to words, in vain attempt to memorize the scene, is all about the presence of the birds: a hummingbird that matches fuschia’s green and darting hovers dancing in the air, and then a fair … Continue reading

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Exchange (End)

Miss Lubov that day was like a little bit of sphere poking through my plane of freshman existence. I was so limited I ought only to have been able to see a set of growing circles but somehow, through her … Continue reading

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Exchange (Middle)

I heard about Gail from Susan that year more often than from Gail herself, and Mrs. Carter was mentioned every time. I was motivated to meet the woman by the time of the term-end party. I picked up Susan and … Continue reading

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