The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Simone Poirier-Bures is the author of two works of fiction, Candyman and Nicole, and a memoir about living in Crete in the midsixties and returning there twenty-five years later, called That Shining Place. She lives in Radford, Virginia, on a bluff overlooking the New River, which is, in fact, very old.
As I stepped into the screened-in breezeway between my house and garage, I heard the muffled sound of wings. Something swooped by my head and landed on the screen: a brown thrush. It had flown in through the open garage door and couldn’t find its way out.