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Anne Dooley

Anne Dooley lives in Washington, D.C., where she recently completed work on a novel.

— From April 1997
Fiction

Equinox

In the spring, during long twilit evenings lengthening slowly into night, we watch our mothers change. The pink on the filters of their cigarettes matches the pink on their rounded fingernails. We think somehow this color signals s-e-x, but we don’t understand, and it makes us want to hate them.

April 1997
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