The good-looking one, the one in need, the one that almost was
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Jason Schossler’s stories and poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Confrontation, and Willow Springs. He lives in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, where he works as a legal journalist and remains convinced that reading a judgment non obstante veredicto beats the pants off Ulysses.
Ever since the divorce, my mother had been living life at a frantic pace. There were mornings when she hardly had time to butter her bread, let alone toast it.