The Art of Dying
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The Art of Dying


A Dog-Heart’s Desire

In or out of heat, “fixed” or not, a boy dog who has set his boy-dog heart on a suitable girl-dog-friend will respond with vigor and enthusiasm to hearing that girlfriend’s name, no matter what, where, or how.

My sister and I figured as much, and — I shamefully admit — we took unfair advantage.

This is what happened.



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Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write.