Wednesday, November 1, 2023

the last book I ever read (Onlookers: Stories by Ann Beattie, excerpt twelve)

from Onlookers: Stories by Ann Beattie:

“I talked to some guys who work at Lowe’s who are on call to haul Lee out of there. They’re going to bring in cranes to lift the statue part off, sort of lassoing it like a cactus. Then I guess some other company’s coming for the”—he paused—“the plink.”

She almost spoke, but didn’t. It had been a long night.

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