100 days 100 short stories:: story twenty-three

story: Brownies 

author: ZZ Packer

year: 2000

where: Bologna, a slurp- un caffè piccolo (redundancy necessary!)

note: from the collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, which is 1/3 of my life

a line: “I thought of those dresses she wore, faded and old, yet so pressed and clean; I then saw the poverty in them, I then could imagine her mother, cleaning the houses of others, returning home, weary.”


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