4. Vacations

Excerpt - "Almost there, I said to myself as I watched the landscape fall below. At least, the landscape gave the impression of falling. Truly, it never fell, but my perspective from the passenger side of the car created this sensation because the car, travelling one foot from the outermost edge of the road, sometimes... Continue Reading →

3. The Family in the Mountains

Excerpt - "Foggy from jet lag and an impromptu night of drinking, I struggled to get out of bed. The scent of stale cigarettes greeted me as I removed the duvet and discovered that I had slept in my clothes. Through the rustic pine shutters that actually closed over my one window, enough light penetrated... Continue Reading →

2. La Misère

Excerpt: "Stepping out into the crisp, winter air, I snapped sober. This time, more of us piled into the Renault, with one young woman perched on her fiancé's lap, in order to make room for me, and drove into the mountains. Sadie had described the house as a “chateau” and I had seen a picture... Continue Reading →

1. La Vie en Rose

Excerpt- “People on both sides of the Atlantic know that we’re going out” said my linguistics professor, one evening in his apartment.  I glanced across the sofa at him where we had been sitting and drinking wine while he graded papers.  While his blue eyes often looked over the top of his glasses at me... Continue Reading →

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