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By David Yee

In a sequence of vignettes, over excited at the crest of a wave illustrates the ripple results of 1 of the deadliest common failures in recorded heritage and ponders what occurs while the occasions that tie us jointly are an identical occasions that tear us aside.

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My first steps of freedom. I saw a moving staircase, going down. I thought I’d be trampled to death once I tried. And suddenly I wished I was back at the home. as though I’d committed a crime! 40 | russia, freaks and foreigners PANIA: There – you see? She’d be lost by herself in the city. You heard her say it – trampled to death. Gradually, for this account, INNA becomes ‘able-bodied’ – to the point of rebounding from side to side like a rubber ball. down the moving staircase. gentle. only to find when I woke up – he’d delivered me to my mother’s door.

PANIA: All I ever said was he drinks too much. And you’d never say ‘wouldn’t matter’ if you died from contaminated milk. MARIANNA: You’re not very cheerful this morning. PANIA: I’m just speaking the truth. Just trying to warn you, my darling. My bread, for example, is always fresh. MARIANNA: I can see it is. won’t have any trouble digesting that loaf. MARIANNA: I’m going to make a currant pudding out of it. PANIA: What are you talking about, pudding? From that fresh loaf? MARIANNA: That’s right – for Shura’s farewell dinner.

Eggs? MARIANNA: We have our own. PANIA: Aren’t you the lucky ones. You never asked me to sell any. today even. MARIANNA: We’re in business with someone in the city. PANIA: You should support local industry. MARIANNA: Most would tell you the city is local. Fifteen dozen in one week, sometimes 30. PANIA: You’re making it up! I can’t clear that much in six months. MARIANNA: Well, the village isn’t big enough, is it? PANIA: Getting smaller by the day. Why don’t you move to the city? ) Cabbage or beetroot?

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