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Desire by Gail Mazur | Saturday, April 30, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

April 30th, 2016

Episode 570 of 780 episodes

It was a kind of torture—waiting to be kissed. A dark car parked away from the street lamp, away from our house where my tall father would wait, his face visible at a pane high in the front door. Was my mother always asleep? A boy reached for me, I leaned eagerly into him, soon... Read more »

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