The good-looking one, the one in need, the one that almost was
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Jocelyn Evie is the pseudonym of a freelance editor and writer living in California. She’s spent most of her career working for large corporate clients. Now she’s thinking about writing a memoir using bullet points and PowerPoint slides.
The plastic prescription vial contains thirty doses. I press the cap down, twist it counterclockwise, and shake a cylindrical pill into my hand. It is an ugly gray, like dryer lint, like newly poured concrete, like a bullet. I know my daughter will notice this.