“I’m going to live to be 200,” said Riz on our first date.
Nothing has prepared them for the Colorado wind, which is no ordinary wind but a sudden, pugilistic wind as violent as any Atlantic gale.
After seeing an episode of Law & Order in which a mother murdered her infant child by forcing it to swallow a kitchen sponge, forty-one-year-old Todd Melkin was even more convinced that he had a tumor in his brain.
Everyone thinks my thirteen-year-old sister can predict the weather.
Aiden weighed 104 pounds and the gap between his front teeth seemed to widen every time he checked with his tongue. He had a place that belonged to him in a private and warm way: Byhalia, Mississippi.
Reina was six years old when her father took her up the long winding mountain road to see the dying Giant.
We started with the little things: scraps of junk, things of no import or stuff we could do without.
Walking through the courthouse, Newman felt like an alumnus on a campus visit. Both at home and out of place. A collision of past and present.
The cantaloupe a friend gave us sits on the table. My father, who’s visiting from California, says, “It’s like a pumpkin waiting to be carved.”
Grown now and alone, Manion remembers his past as severed bits of planets revolving around his mother, the sun.
In mathematics, the concept of a limit is used to describe the behavior of a function as its argument either gets close to some point or as it becomes arbitrarily large.