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Want by Carrie Fountain | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 20th, 2015

Episode 374 of 749 episodes

The wasps outside the kitchen window are making that thick, unraveling sound again, floating in and out of the bald head of their nest, seeming not to move while moving, and it has just occurred to me, standing, washing the coffeepot, watching them hang loosely in the air—thin wings; thick, elongated abdomens; sad, down— pointing... Read more »

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