"Pegodi? Pogado?"

Sneering, Jess looked at Adam and asked waht the hell he thought he was doing.

"That thing there, out on the water. What's it called?"

They both turned and stared out across the man-made lake. No more than two feet deep, and even less than that if you counted the layers of garbage and duck shit on the bottom.

"That building," Adam said, pointing. As if it wasn't obvious enough, sitting on the dock, the second man-made structure in view.

Jess exhaled and told him it was a pagoda. He snapped his fingers.

"That's it. Wow," he said, fishing his cigarettes from his hip pocket. He pulled one out for himself and offered her one. She rolled her eyes and said no.

"I"ll brush my teeth before we fuck," he said, exhaling from the corner of his mouth. "Don't worry about it."

Jess ignored him and looked at her watch. Her mother left for work in an hour, so they still had time to kill.


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kmh289 over 9 years ago

I like the title, and the last sentence quite a bit.

Galen over 9 years ago

I dig the characterizations. Vivid in their idiosyncrasies.

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