PUBLISHED IN DEFUNCT MAGAZINE AND ANTHOLOGIZED IN DIMESTORIES’ TENTH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION OF 3-MINUTE STORIES.
The boy in purple moon boots thumps up to the gate howling“¡Mamí!” for hello. My boyfriend—“mother” to an orphan boy who knows no men—avoids my eye.
We came to this hogar, to Ecuador, to teach English: I want; you want; the boy wants; we all want.
We were not expecting, or wanting, babies.
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