While you still can

March 7, 2017

In the back of the bar, he leaned forward to ask what she did, and he realized she smelled exactly like his fingers after he’d played guitar too long, her body heat mixing oily, metallic notes into something intoxicating.

I used to work on the Hill, she said. But that was before all of… She waved her free hand. I’ve been thinking about the Peace Corps, but that’ll probably get defunded, too. Besides, this isn’t a good time to be an American overseas.

Or maybe it’s the best time, he said. Maybe you should go while you still can.

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