Down in Front
‘This is the part where we find our seats. Step on toes, suck in gut, make yourself flat as a movie screen.’
‘I was still quite a small girl when I decided to kidnap Enzo Ponza.’
Epistle to the New Age
‘I’m Bishop of Macedonia, as you will know in time if you are not lucky enough to be in time already.’
‘We went directly out of the theatre and into the streets, my mother weeping on the little usher's arm.’
‘He’d come to tell her that he was leaving. It seemed rather impossible now – the telling, not the leaving.’
Final Dispatch: End in Pizza
‘Those are not prisons, they are condominiums for rich people. Or at least that is what rich people think.’
‘Althea's neck strained. Her black, small eyes shifted swiftly, blinked, then fixed evilly on Ingrid.’
‘The interim report filed by the investigator from the coroner's bureau listed him as a black male, 5ft 7in tall, weighing 1351b‘.
‘Given played football with single-minded purpose his senior year, the fall before he died.’
Grief in Moderation
‘The tiny daisies were scored by the shadows of the slats of the venetian blinds and the stripes were shivering.’ Diane Williams.