To the Ocean
‘At the desk they said they encouraged guests not to walk, but she was determined’
‘After all, they were landlady and tenant; what right did he have to meddle?’
She had already imagined it all, so much so that when she finally did see him, she felt unable to speak.
Poor Lucky Kolyvanova
‘The red girls’ school stood opposite a grey boys’ school, built five years after it as if to proclaim the rational symmetry of the world.’