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Alice Bowry’s Birthday Wish

In by Chris on July 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

At 11:11 a.m. on the morning of her eighty-first birthday, Alice Bowry folded her papery hands around a lukewarm cup of tea and shut her eyes against the sight of the clock.

One lucky wish now, she thought to God. Yes. A birthday wish. The only one I have now is I wish that I can live one more year.

Around her, the kitchen waited noiselessly. She nearly opened her eyes, then squeezed her hands to her face and added: A happy year! A good, happy year.

She looked up, neck ratcheting, and saw that the clock already read 11:12.

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