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by Alexandra DeVoe, http://neovox.cortland.edu

Posted in on Monday, Feb 28


Malinger:

"I'm not going to make it into work today. I can't even get out of bed"

"Oh no, I hope you don't have that stomach bug going around."

"Who knows, I've been nauseated all night. See you Monday."

I hung up the phone and gazed up at the menu.
"Yes, can I have a wheat bagel with cream cheese and a caramel latte?"


Increment:

The longer I stared at the freshly pressed, one hundred and eighty dollar snow-white blazer the cash in my pocket went up another few degrees.

"You aren't supposed to wear white after Labor Day," said Heather "even if it makes you look tan."

"But feel the material," I said, fingering the creamy Egyptian cotton.

"You can't afford it."

"I'm just going to try it on" I said, lifting the out-of-my-league blazer off the hook and holding it out like a painting to be admired.

"Just walk away from it." she was already rifling her way through a stack of clearance tee-shirts, the ever frugal section of fashion.

5 minutes later

"I can't believe you bought it."


Extant

"Well anybody can write"

Not everybody can write well

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