Sarah Willis is the author of several short stories and the novels Some Things That Stay (FS&G 2000), which won the Stephen Crane Award for first fiction, and The Rehearsal (FS&G 2001). She has just sold her third novel, A Good Distance, to Berkley/Putnam. 
Mar 01 2003
These things happen: my husband asks me for a divorce, and the next morning the pond is gone. He comes rushing into the bedroom that he didn’t sleep in last night, where I lie facing the wall, finally asleep after crying my goddamn eyes out all night–can you imagine asking someone for a divorce?