Buy Her A Diamond
Before It’s Too Late
Eden Street Press
Copyright 2012 J.A. Pak
Cover Art: “Hands holding heart with red background” athikah, 2013
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One day Fen and I are walking through the Diamond District in midtown and this guy approaches us. He’s huge — maybe six foot six, built like Goliath, with long dusty hair in free-forming dreadlocks. The old army jacket he’s wearing looks like it hasn’t been washed since the Civil War and he’s holding up a cardboard sign, the warning handwritten: The End Is Coming. An urban prophet. Just as we’re about to walk past him, he takes a step towards Fen and says in this low, incredibly menacing way, “Buy her a diamond before it’s too late.”