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Not Waving

K.A. Laity

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.

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