by Emily Anne Epstein

A strand of hair, light black, drops down from her clip and brushes her right cheek, just above her birthmark. She’s reading. Drinking coffee, two sugars, no milk. The cup has a ring around it; there had been a few before. Her hands tremble while holding the book, as the story is told, and she puts the strand back in place. Without a thought, she licks at the edge of her mouth - the last sip of the last cup - and turns the page.


Emily Anne Epstein is a journalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she is known to practice photography, writing and poor Spanish. Visit her website here.