“A Little Something” by Dawn Abeita (fiction, ’96)

A story by Dawn Abeita (fiction, ’96) appears in Four Way Review:


A Little Something

A Wednesday like any day: Up, coffee with a little something, comfortable yet professional, flat shoes. The news says a woman was raped behind a garbage bin; a man jumped off a bridge but failed to die; there is a low pressure system making the grey weather hang on interminably. Unlock the apartment door, 8F, lock it behind. The hallway is as blank and narrow as a hotel’s. Only two exits: the stairwell, the elevator. The sky hangs too early over the trees as if trying to smother them. [ . . . continue reading here.]