Steve Almond, "The Law of Sugar"

Matesh is blabbing on about sugar, but who can pay attention when his nameless sister is so hot and wild dogs are fast approaching?

(from My Life In Heavy Metal)

Matesh’s sister had caught sight of the dogs. She had sunglasses on, but you could see she wasn’t happy about it. She whispered to Matesh, but he waved his cigarette, erasing her with smoke.

This feels like a chapter from some travelogue novel road movie thing, with frantic globetrotting adventures and breathless romance around at every stop. On it’s own? Yeah, it’s cool. It’s a short one, which is about right. Read it here.

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