Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Allyson Goldin Loomis is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, a mother, and a travel enthusiast who is afraid of flying. Her writing has been published in Harper’s and Glimmer Train.
You’re not really exhausted until the hallucinations start: Droplets of mercury floated in my peripheral vision. A lemon levitated out of the fruit bowl. A streetlight at the corner of State and Garfield laid its long body down on the sidewalk. The cat looked up at me from the corner of my desk, twitched his muzzle, and said, “Libby, Libby, Libby.”