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Dinner for one

November 22, 2007

In the cobwebby kitchen, she stirred the soup. The small pot held one potato, one carrot, a handful of peas, a pitcher of broth. The radio played Bach with a crackle.

Later, leftovers put away and dishes washed, she replaced the ring on her left hand and turned out the kitchen light, plunging the whole house into darkness.

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