By Clayton Lindemuth
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While a cow walks among ever-narrower metal bars until eventually she stands over a drain and can’t wiggle sideways and scents the blood that’s simply been hosed away a couple of minutes earlier than, her eyes say she is aware what’s coming. She’s been dreaming of it—wide-awake dreams—since she was once status outdoor. as though the shed packed with salted cowhides baking within the sunlight didn’t clue her in. There’s no technique to make dying mechanical but attractive. it truly is continually gruesome, and people approximately to die see it. * * * i used to be dozing in Haynes’s shed while a clatter outdoor roused me. I had left a dozen steel cabinets stacked precariously. I’d been stripping them with an electrical drill and a twine wheel. The noise was once a bolt of sobriety via an intricately designated dream. I lay conscious and fantastically hot in my cot among wool blankets with my wintry weather coat on most sensible of my higher part. It was once an odd time for Haynes to make a racket. I held my wind-up alarm clock to the moonlight coming throughout the window. within the morning. A thief? I jumped into my pants and boots and grabbed a piece of pipe leaning opposed to the wall. I threw open the door and, bursting outdoors, collided with a hooded determine. She gasped. She was once shorter than me. darkish hair flowed from below the hood. “Gale? ” Her voice was once hoarse. Seductive. “Let me in. ” She’d put a commute bag beside the door. She was once a runaway. I stepped again, and he or she swelled ahead. I hung my coat on a nail and leaned the pipe again opposed to the wall. “Who are you? ” “Shhhh. ” I regarded earlier her to the silver evening, observed not anything out of varieties. “Who are you? ” She slipped earlier me. “Does a lady want a identify to return in out of the chilly? ” She collided with my cot and fell onto it. “Close the door. Come sit down beside me. ” I stepped open air, seemed round. around the dust part road, lifeless leaves fluttered crisply on frozen wind. I went again within and closed the door. “What type of difficulty are you in? ” “All of them. ” She giggled, yet her shrill voice was once frosted with desperation. She mumbled whatever less than her breath combined with extra giggles. “Every type of hassle there's. Are you going to save lots of me, Gale G’Wain? simply because I can’t pass domestic. ” “How are you aware me? ” “Sit down. I’ll inform you every thing. ” I sat on the different finish of the cot, and attempted to stay totally upright. however the extra I slumped, the extra I famous the chance of being supine. She pulled off her coat, and the glow of her white sweater printed a chest prefer to locate gold in. i wished to forestall her, yet I watched. “You needs to be cold,” she stated. “Don’t you must come again less than the blankets? ” “Look the following. I don’t comprehend who you're or what you’ve received in brain, yet you can’t remain the following. I requested if you’re in difficulty and also you simply snicker. ” She leaned towards me. “You imagine i'm hassle, is that it? ” “What’s your identify? ” “Liz. ” “You think a lot, Liz. ” I crossed the small ground and rested opposed to the workbench. My sizzling plate knocked over a pitcher of water, and that i stooped to unplug the plate from the opening less than the bench. I subsidized from less than the shelf and ran into Liz.