By David Fiore
"Darkling I pay attention analyzes the foundational second in a tender man's existence, made attainable by means of and later handled by using Dial-a-M8, a Montreal talk-personals approach. it's a novel approximately past love, educational masturbation, and the financial ruin of the 'coming-of-age' formula."
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Her eyes were a clear sapphire. ” “No, ma’am,” Jessica said, hedging the truth. ” The woman hesitated, then seemed to relax, the tension leaving her shoulders. She nodded, and without another word opened the door fully. She gestured them inside, closed the door behind them. The apartment was blessedly cool. Almost cold. Jessica wanted to spend the rest of the summer here. Maybe the rest of her life. It smelled of jasmine tea. ” the woman asked. “Soda? ” “We’re fine, thanks,” Byrne said. Jessica glanced around the small, tastefully decorated apartment.
It was one of the few material things she cherished. This was her fifth apartment in two years, a spare, drafty, threeroom affair in Northeast Philadelphia. She had one table, one chair, one bed, one dresser, no paintings or posters on the walls. Although she had a job, a duty, a litany of responsibilities to other people, she sometimes felt like a nomad, a woman unfettered by the shackles of urban life. Exhibit Number One: in the kitchen, four boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese that expired two years earlier.
It had been close, and Eve hated herself for it. She was smarter than this. Or so she wanted to believe. But now she was in her therapist’s office, and he was pushing her. ” he asked. Pause. ” The word resonated, finding all four corners of the small room. It always did in polite company. ” Eve smiled. Not the smile she used for business, or the one she used with friends and colleagues, or even the one she used on the street. This was the other smile. ” “I see,” he said. Eve glanced around the room.