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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 4, December 2019
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John Budan
Newberg, Oregon, USA


The Longest Wait

Thanks to the thoughtless snake who calls himself my boyfriend, I feel compelled to buy another testing kit. I insert the strip into the device and add precisely three drops of urine. A pink color darts across the surface like a serpent's tongue. One band will indicate freedom while two bands spell disaster. My fingers tremble.

waiting room
holding her magazine
upside down

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