Claudia Lives in Brooklyn

She’s relieved to be home on a wednesday. She turns on the main light in her apartment and puts her

black leather bag down on the floor next to the bar that separates her kitchen from everything else. She flips on the exposed light bulb above the sink then walks to the front door to pull her shoes off and turn off the main light.

She fills a pot with water on the stove and turns around to face the bar and her computer.

Claudia is 5’6” and a lawyer though she still looks like a little kid. Her parents are still together. She wears 100% cotton tampons, her brother’s a park ranger.

She closes her eyes for a moment while she’s stirring.