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Knowing Love

Story by Tristan Moss (Read author interview) March 15, 2006

I saw a stranger on the pavement. We tried to avoid each other’s path, but as we sidestepped, our feet seemed caught in a clumsy, leadless dance, which drew us closer with every step. Now, in the house, we step around one another with consummate ease.

About the Author

Tristan Moss is 36 years old; he lives in York and teaches English there. He has recently been published in Mytholog.

This story appeared in Issue Twelve of SmokeLong Quarterly.
SmokeLong Quarterly Issue Twelve

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