Goodbye Is All You Left Me
As the Times Square Ball dropped on the grainy, antenna-only picture, Danielle Doolittle couldn’t help but hold her breath.
On the cusp
An investigation of calendric determinism I was supposed to be born, well, today. March 2nd is six weeks to the day after January 19th, and if I’d been six weeks premature in the Kennedy era, I likely wouldn’t be here to write this.
Trusted Third Party
"One more bloody thing?" Roona pulled out her BlackBerry from her messenger bag. She'd gotten it at Zazz, a High Street boutique that already seemed to embody the lost glamour of the not-even-distant past: paparazzi hounding celebutantes, easy money and mortgages, never having to think about Greece.
Surmounted, Comprehended, Possessed
Salt Lake City is an easy town to know. You can see it all. Lying in a great bowl valley, it can be surmounted and comprehended and possessed wholly as few cities can. … The streets are marked by a system so logical that you can instantly tell not merely where you are but exactly how far you are from anywhere else … Looking into the blank walls of cities … breeds things in people that eventually have to be lanced (At Home in the Fields of The Lord).