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June 2008, vol 4 no 2

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James Fowler



She wants to do a jigsaw puzzle. He doesn't, not wanting to assemble anything else today: two-by-fours, plywood, linoleum. He thinks they should play Yahtzee. She doesn't, not wanting anything else to do with numbers today: 2 for 3 dollars, 4 for a buck, 50c each. He tried the puzzle, but she tells him he's trying to put ocean in the sky. She tries the game, but he tells her she's shooting for fours when her fours are filled. He goes out to the garage, cleans and greases the snow thrower. She showers, puts on her pajamas and watches tv.

kitchen table
two 'Be My Valentine' cards
back to back

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