It isn’t a bad town. For a Carolina city it has plenty of attractions, independent businesses, and culture. It even has a distinctively progressive history when it comes to race and civil rights.
But she doesn’t want any of that. She’s my age — the age where you curse your parents for…
Can you imagine it? Two hearts. One a bit older than the other. One a bit softer than the other. One a bit weaker, the other a bit dumber. They were compatible organs, though. When one expanded with its telltale thump the other contracted just enough to be a cushion for the burst.