Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente Thirty-five mixtape. Thirty-five baby books of first words, first steps, first songs sung in the bathtub among rubber toys. Thirty-five hearts that beat the… Continue reading
I half-hear Paz say something about the air conditioning from the passenger seat, and all I can say is, “We’re not here for you. We’re here for the mermaids. Do you have to act like it’s all about you?”
Larry dresses his tiger in handmade shirts from Bali. When Michael got drafted, he tried to take his tiger with him, but the army said the tiger might scare the enemy. Roberto, a magician, taught his tiger how to disappear.
Darrell has two choices, one good choice and one bad choice. We cannot be sure which is which, however, perhaps because we are only as human as Darrell, which is to say, seven-eighths human and one-eighth alien.
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