300 short stories:: story 139

story: A Love Story 

author: Samantha Hunt

year: 2017

where: bus from Saadiyat to the Abu Dhabi Central Post Office

note: I read this before, I realize…2/3rds of the way into it. It’s at the carrot stick I remember; the boy who wants a snack.

a line: “From one small body I made three new humans. I grew these complex beauties. I made their lungs and noses. It took everything I had to make them. Liver? Take it. Self-worth? It’s all yours. New people require natural resources and everyone knows you don’t get something for nothing. Why wouldn’t I be hollowed out? Who can’t understand this math?”

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