Category Archives: Issue Two | Fall 2012
“I didn’t have but one bath for three months last summer,” the old woman announces, a few minutes after we’ve met. Marie sits in a black chrome wheelchair dressed in a pale violet jogging suit.
Christian is all ebony, hair thick and exuberant; when she speaks about sex, she dulls and lights up at the same time. Christian’s first girlfriend was a white girl with red hair and freckles.
My father once threatened to beat Danny to a pulp, but at eighty-two he suffers from tremors. The tremors are getting worse. Last time I visited, his shoulders moved from side to side.
He seemed upset that I wouldn’t take the last seat on the bus, until he noticed the elderly man with the strings of silver hair climb aboard. “Does that vitamin water give you energy?” he asked me.