Murray’s was full. It was late, near midnight. Cigarette smoke hung in the air, no one cared. They all had them dangling from their mouths. The waitres…
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It was my turn to count the money. Usually between one and two million on any given day. Jane: don’t mess it up. I never do. The ten key calculator was…
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We jumped on our bikes, all six of us. We rode north to the end of the bike path at the edge of town. There is always a police blockage there but they …
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Tacos in the a.m. are sometimes required. Mat & Miriam swear by them, but they are often hung over. There is a place that opens in the morning only to …
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I noticed the heat first. I was overdressed, because I get cold on planes. “I’m getting some water,” I shout to V as she looks for our driver. We booke…
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Me: your nose is flush. Her: is it? Me: just a bit. We’re sitting in Piazza San Carlo, under rather large beige umbrellas, shading out table. It’s stil…
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I’m at Lydia’s, but she’s on the phone so I’m talking to Karen in the kitchen. Her dad just got a new car. A blue Jaguar. She’s writing a birthday card…
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Leaving, as she did, she said, don’t worry, it will be fine. I was not fine, though. The door closed, or, just about closed behind her and I had to wal…
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The day starts with the sun breaking through the blue. If you look out onto the patio you can see a few lizards starting to move around into the light,…
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One time, the chickens came over to our hut for awhile. They just hung out, eating bugs. It was early afternoon, I had just taken a shower because that…
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he note read "meet me at Biffy's, I'm going to have a couple after work." I didn't know if I wanted to go, but a cold Blatz did sound good. I grabbed m…
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We were knee deep in picking out new colors for the kitchen wall. She was veering towards grey. The salesperson at the paint store was going on about t…
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