He loved you more than he loved living.

Catalina squints her eyes. Head back, chin jutting. I wrote him a letter. Never come back.

CATALINA JONES BY MARK TAYLOR

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 60

Catalina Jones sticks out her jaw, tightens her grip on the handlebars. Don’t touch my bike.

The boy in the baggy pants backs off, raises his hands. They stare each other out. Joey blinks. What?

First thing. …

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