Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bloor Line, evening rush hour

Caucasian woman, early 30s, with short brown hair, wearing white jacket, jeans with large rolled cuffs, and white patent leather flats.

Change of Heart, Jodi Picoult (Atria)

Page 221:

At this hour, the vigilant masses outside the prison were tucked into their sleeping bags and tents, underneath the artificial day created by the enormous spotlights that flooded the front of the building.
They'd agreed to the split, a mutual conclusion drawn from a shared childhood which dictated that a man and woman would have children, not two women together. To look to the future and not see a child, maybe two, a brother and a sister, two brothers, perhaps, even two brothers and a sister, Sam, Geoffrey and Kate, was not in the plan. They each dated, one sleeping with the boy after one night of cheap chicken wings and pitcher beer. Six weeks later, when she pushed her way through the cluster of protesters, she realized that she was protecting her belly, wishing her girlfriend was there to carve a path home.

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