Hard Knock Life

McCormick meeting June’s bus. Julie has insisted she spend summer days in the woods with kids whose upbringings allow for competition and preserved foods.

“How was it?”

“Terrible!”

“Oh no!”

We played hockey but not with ice…”

“Right…”

“And my team got a goal when the whistle blowed? But another girl said it didn’t count. Because her team would be the winners!”

“That happens, Juney June.”

“Hmph.”

At dinner, he can’t help himself. “Should I call that girl’s parents and ask if their whole family cheats at field hockey?”

Spit take with veggie burger and coconut water: “Yeah! Do that!”

july 7

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