Tomorrow in the Battle
Think on Me

(Fiction; New Directions, 2001)

Victor and Marta, recent acquaintances, have just finished dinner at Marta’s apartment. Her husband is away on business; after her two-year-old finally falls asleep, the would-be lovers move to the bedroom. There Marta suddenly complains of feeling ill. Moments later, their affair unconsummated, Marta dies in Victor’s arms. What would you do in Victor’s place, reader?

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