THE NARRATIVE ARC

Test Your Friendship — Move a Mattress

Lifting furniture makes a handy metaphor for intimacy

David Rhoades
The Narrative Arc
Published in
4 min readMar 11, 2024

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A U-Haul truck off the side of a highway facing the viewer.
Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

I moved eight times between 2010 and 2019.

The bank foreclosed on my childhood home in 2009, and while my parents managed to forestall the process for a year, we moved out in August 2010 — just a few days before my 20th birthday…

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David Rhoades
The Narrative Arc

Working class writer, editor, and photographer. Journalist for Socialist Alternative. Writes essays, horror, and science fiction.