Read on. It won't hurt a bit.

Easy Girl Incredibly Difficult

"Hey, she purrs at me, wanna get out of here?"

Proust at the Mall of America

"I long for my sensory deprivation chamber . . ."

The Same Time

"She hoped the girl would somehow let slip in her prattle some clue as to who she was."

A Scientist Explains

"Yes, I did drop out of high school . . . I was just not interested in the way the stuff was taught."

Not Enough

"The nail gun scraped along the roof in a shallow parabola and fell into the bushes below."

Under the Bleachers

""Throw it away. Don't tell anybody. Nobody. You hear me?""