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The Short Form

“Rondine Al Nido”

Claire Vaye Watkins


The young men outnumber the girls by two. Our girl likes the way the four of them form a slowly closing semicircle around her and her friend. She likes, too, how they all look the same, in their baggy jeans and pastel collared shirts.

We read it in Battleborn.