They’re telling the truth when they say that life is short. I could see that early on.
But they don’t tell you that life is also very long. It’s long enough to start over, and it’s an eternity to live with the person you’ve become.
Survival isn’t what you’d think.
Rachel Peters is a writer, teacher, and swimming pool operator who lives in Richmond, VA, with her husband and their dog, who looks like he might be part chow and part lab. Her work has been published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology and is forthcoming in Boston Literary Magazine.