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Sharp and hazy simultaneously. Very lovely.
Really a short story; with a single as well as a compact idea it's built. Nice representation.
Now your girlfriend doesn't have to stand among the bridesmaids, pretending to be just your friend. But then again, perhaps the pressure to look like what your mother had hoped is too great . . . it is for Annie. And so we await the snake's return.
This just worked for me, on myriad levels. The prose is modern yet evocative, the narratives familiar yet profound. A wonderful story.