Fiction

Short Story: Three Brazilians

This is a short story about three friends which appeared in the summer, 1996, issue of The Laurel Review.

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He begins by apologizing.

“Right here, in front of you both, my two best friends in all the world, I want to say, I’m very, very sorry.”

It doesn’t help, at least in her case. Her voice is raised. “Goddamn you! Goddamn you! You could have been killed!”

We’re in his hospital room. The paramedics pulled him out of the Hudson River. He jumped in for an experiment. Through his wallet in first, then himself.

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