10 Dec 2022

A gun goes off at the end — a scream, a laugh? — and the photos turned out well. They narrated. They brought back memories of bars and venues and performances on- and off-stage, memories of when she would say yes, before the doubt made home in the back of her mind like a creature who’s found a place to spend a winter.

A stage actor is dressed in a black mini skirt and midriff with a furry red jacket and high-heeled boots, sitting on a couch while raising a bottle of vodka in the air.