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A quiet place
Tamara Drazic

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“I am fifteen years old and sitting on my bed with a sixteen-year- old boy. We’ve been together for three weeks, or so I’m told. I can’t figure out how I’ve arrived here. I may as well be a doll, or rather a thing without a face, a sack of something warm and wet. I’m under the impression that this boy on my bed is a man, and my secret is that I am still a child. My bedsheets are white and patterned with small red poppies like an elderly woman’s tablecloth. …”