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  1. Public Bookmark 1

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    He doesn’t need to look up to know it’s Joe.
    “You’re back,” he says and there is a telling inflection to his tone, like he’s trying to keep the ugly truth from a child.
    Nicky looks up then. Joe’s shirt is half done, lipstick marks on his neck like bruises, a flush to his cheeks, eyes sparkling in the dim light.
    He looks happy and Nicky hates him.

    Or: the verse in which they don’t (know they) love each other (yet).

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    13 Apr 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 1

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    Neon. In 1923, the first neon signs were hung in the United States at the Los Angeles home of Packard. Crowds gathered to stare. Nicky, adrift even five years after the Great War, watches the excitement and wonder of the crowd.

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    13 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 8

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    Paolo gasps.

    He freezes, immediately after.

    It’s quiet.

    There’s the far-off noise of traffic, the electric whoosh of the trams that Paolo’s still not used to after almost a year in Amsterdam, the flutter of wings from the pair of pigeons that have taken up residence on the roof above Daan’s building.

    “No one’s awake,” Daan whispers. He shifts closer.

    (Or: Having sex is hard when you have two kids, logistically. Also, apparently, emotionally.)

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    13 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 80

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    Towards the bottom of the list, a short title stood out: “GOD.” Curious, Nile skimmed the description: By drawing on sources from antiquity to the present day, from philosophy to poetry, from mysticism to neuroscience, from Eastern philosophers to their Western counterparts, this seminar explores what we talk about when we talk about God. [Thursdays, 2-5pm, Prof. Y. al-Kaysani & Prof. N. di Genova. Max. enrollment: 10 students.]

    “I’m kind of intrigued by this one here that’s just called ‘God,’” she said tentatively.

    Professor Scythia’s eyebrows shot up. “Oh? Why that one?”

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    OR, college senior Nile takes a very unusual seminar, made even stranger by the fact that the two professors teaching it seem to utterly despise each other.

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    11 Apr 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 23

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    Primo never had anything but the back of his father’s hand and a beat up car that was secondhand even when he got it, and when his uncle said “So what are you going to do, take a girl out in it?” his father snorted and said “He doesn’t have a girl” and that was that, a lost cause and everyone knew it. But he grew up kissing saints, so why not this boy with a face like a Renaissance martyr?

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    07 Apr 2021

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