California
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No freeways nearby, or any roads, really: those had been left to rot years before.
Andrew David
roads rot? i dont think so
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From the small pile of artifacts, she picked up the abacus.
Andrew David
um. she ws a math teacher? or is this apocalypse ser one hundred yrs ago
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At the store, Frida had so much fun playing with the turkey baster, squeezing its plastic bulb so that the air farted out the glass tip. Frida had wondered if they might use it to try to get pregnant someday: their own ad hoc fertility treatment. It was funny how that had been on her mind even then.
Andrew David
so shes at keast a little weird
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The setup reminded Frida of a rundown rec center
Andrew David
yep
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since they’d starting sleeping together, and he loved how her nipples showed through the front.
Andrew David
a toasr to nipply bedtime shirts
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she couldn’t help but think that only a monster could put aside the personal.
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thos seems prophetic somehow
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The door was a mouth, and if he passed through it, he would fall into the dark throat of night.
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She felt fragile and hard, like a marionette.
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Frida thought that the worse things got, the more women lost what they’d worked so hard to gain. No one cared about voting rights and equal pay because everyone was too busy lighting fires to stay warm and looking for food to stay alive.
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Sandy and Bo had tried to create a new world for their kids, but it had been flawed. It was nothing compared with what Cal and Frida would build.
Andrew David
err buf wat did you thibk ths flaw was. the au j sertting you up for being totes wrong
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But this counting, it was different than singing. Something about the repetition, the way he could break the distance into these manageable parts, bolstered him.
Andrew David
i was thinking of writing about this countibg wgen i posred about the tiger cave temple hije
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She deserved another secret from him. It evened the score.
Andrew David
not the healthiest of apocalyptic couples
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Frida was shocked by how normal he looked; he didn’t wear a gown of feathers or chain mail or a silver space suit.
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It hit him all at once. There were no children. Not one.
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Cal knew he was being naïve, stupid even.
Andrew David
this is kind o the books refrain
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just like he’d hoarded Bo’s story about the Spikes. There was no telling what he might keep from his little wife.
Andrew David
ugh she is annojing
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If he wasn’t going to divulge, well, then, neither was she.
Andrew David
idiot
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He wouldn’t tell Frida any of this, at least not until the plan had been perfected, and maybe not even then, not if keeping it a secret meant she would sleep soundly at night. She needed to rest for the baby. She would be happier not knowing, as long as he had her best interests in mind. As long as he kept demanding information from Micah and was being smart, she’d be satisfied. She could trust him to make decisions for their family. Cal sat down
Andrew David
you dont seem to knoe your wife at all
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Thank you to Kiki Petrosino, whose poem “Valentine” inspired the Official Pussy Inspector T-shirt.