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Letters In Cardboard Boxes Letters In Cardboard Boxes by Abby Slovin
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“She inhaled deep breaths filled with salty air and watched the moon cast streaks across the rippling river, unable to determine in which direction it flowed or where it went, but suddenly curious about it for the first time.”
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“A girl?" Her mother looked at her, curiously, as if the word were unknown to her; ancient and puzzling as an artifact behind a glass encasement.”
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“She kept public radio on so it sounded like someone was sitting next to her, engaging her in intriguing conversation.”
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“Fear swallowed her, deep and dark as the ocean and she sank into it.”
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“Parker soon became familiar with the one certainty of sorrow, that ultimately loneliness trumps logic.”
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“Its roots emerged forcefully from the earth like the Great Wall and extended at least ten feet toward the house, demanding to be seen from beneath the soil.”
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“Tree limbs boasted fresh baby buds and smiled at the brush strokes spread across the sky.”
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“She did not know why the heat felt so heavy in that house, why all of a sudden it felt so much less like warmth than she remembered.”
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“His words were rare, full conversations with him even rarer, as if Parker were one of his students that he did not want to indulge with conversation after class.”
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“She didn’t quite know how to translate faces; so she wondered about Jerry, but that’s all she could do.”
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“She approached the car with a confident stride that implied she had lived on the block her whole life.”
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“A thin yellow curtain hung in front of the corner window as boney tree limbs tapped on the glass like an unwelcome visitor. Despite the tiny buds on the trees outside, the branch at this particular window was still bare.”
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“In the distance, they could see the headlights from cars crossing the bridges like fireflies swarming the streets toward home.”
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“She stood before him on the porch now, as living, breathing proof that fortune had not tipped itself in his direction all those years ago.”
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“The honesty of her plain skin was striking without foundation.”
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“I used to build things, maintain them and what-not. Sometimes, we’d take things apart completely just to get a good look at the thing on the inside. Then, put it all back together...Now, I’m lucky if I can build a complete sentence.”
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“Parker fixated on the envelope's precise penmanship as she lifted it. Her grandmother rarely took the time to write her own name in the return address, let alone give it the aesthetic attention that this one so seemed to demand. Once, when Parker questioned her on this, her grandmother casually asserted that she "didn't quite believe in envelopes" as if this were a debatable concept like Socialism or wearing white after Labor Day.”
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“Winter's my favorite...The best parts are the coats and sweaters. Hugging all the warmth back in.”
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“This was the place where someone had led her, only she could not remember who and could not remember when. Just that this was where she was now.”
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“Grief can put all kinds of regret into focus.”
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“Nothing happens here except the past in slow motion. We’re starting to go backwards, you and I.”
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“For a brief moment, the rusted steel beams above her sparkled like stars.”
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“Parker stared at the bare branches along Saint Marks Place as they swayed with the wind, reaching for one another, and longed for the warmth of a million little leaves and their multicolored smiles.”
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“She looked over at her grandmother, smiling in her sleep from what she hoped was a dream about George Bailey and the angel that would eventually save him.”
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“She looked out the window at the soggy sidewalks on Saint Marks Place, as a late snowfall began to melt in the face of a much warmer early spring day.”
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“Parker sat on the opposite end of the couch, distracted by thoughts of the coming year and all the secrets it kept from her.”
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“Her letter bled from word to word, in three sour sentences.”
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“The apartment was merely a collection of looted, hollowed out shades of paint.”
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“The streets were awash with blues and grays – suspended in the air, bouncing off buildings, reflecting off car windows – as Brooklyn neared nighttime.”
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“Parker let the letter drop to the floor, an act she often criticized in movies for its melodrama.”
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