Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Ildiko pulled her car to the shoulder to watch the sun sink behind the cheerfully-ugly insurance complex. There were no children in the back seat, no husband in the passenger seat. The radio was off.

She soon got out and walked a quarter-mile, stopping to stand atop an overpass. Not sad, not happy, not indifferent, a queen of all existence and at the same time, really nothing at all. She was confident that in an hour ahe could face her happy family again.

For now, Ildiko watches the water, following some debris with her eye until it flows out of sight beneath her.

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