“The only thing I absolutely try to do all the time is engage in EXTREME REALNESS. Which is just a thing I made up, to be amped all the time about honesty and truth. What that means is not avoiding the sticky, nasty stuff and not avoiding the earnest, heart-swelling stuff (one tends to frighten/embarrass writers, the other tends to threaten a writer’s “cool” or sense of irony).”—katecarraway
I’ll never find out now what A. thought of me. If B. ever forgave me in the end. Why C. pretended everything was fine. What part D. played in E.’s silence. What F. had been expecting, if anything. Why G. forgot when she knew perfectly well. What H. had to hide. What I. wanted to add. If my being around meant anything to J. and K. and the rest of the alphabet.