Copyright K.A. Laity 2010
Published by the Women's League of Ale Drinkers at Smashwords
Original text copyright © 1991 by K. A. Laity
Cover image copyright © 2013 by K. A. Laity
Afterword copyright © 2010 by K. A. Laity
Dedicated to my Los Angeles friends,
dead or alive
"This above all: to thine own self be true..."
Polonius' advice to his son Laertes
William Shakespeare's Hamlet
There are those few seconds between an imminent car crash and the knowledge of its imminence. Time is suspended and it is those few, peculiarly elastic moments that stay in your memory long after the accident is over. Much longer than the squeal of tires or the grinding crash of the metal; these will wake you up in the middle of the night, shaking and trembling, when you least expect it. But those minute stretching seconds can wrap you in limbo, without your realizing their source. Those seconds are my life.