If I Knew Him Better (a Micro Memoir)

A tiny piece of nonfiction that was in an early draft of my book.

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We were stuffing insulation, but now we’re breaking for lunch. My boss assigns everyone a task: my task is to cut up the tomato. It is one of the few colorful things in a dust-filled house, with transparent sheets hung up in almost every room. As everyone disperses, I am left alone with it…