Meanwhile, in Italy (A Parallel Romance)
by Pierce Nahigyan
In Italy, ghosts hitch rides on unsuspecting tourists and cities are built out of stupid, spectacular dreams. In D.C., it's wet and cold. In Italy, Eleanor and Reginald fell in love a dozen different ways over wines and adventures. In D.C., they've long since broken up and disappointed themselves and each other. The past and the present are like two different worlds, and neither feels real.