Fiction | February 11, 2020

Around dawn, the house shakes us awake. As Californians, we know what to do. Never hang pictures above your bed, or shelves of books. Those mistakes could kill you. Avoid windows. Huddle in a doorway or beneath a table. When the earth is still again, evacuate the building. After the sun’s come up, stand in the driveway with your husband and screaming cat. Watch the roof collapse.

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