Quotation by William Gass

I was alone with all that could happen. I began to wonder if the Pedersens had a dog, if the Pedersen kid had a dog or cat maybe and where it was if they did and if I'd known its name and whether it'd come if I called. I tried to think of its name as if it was something I'd forgot. I knew I was all muddled up and scared and crazy and I tried to think god damn over and over or what the hell or jesus christ, instead, but it didn't work. All that could happen was alone with me and I was alone with it.
William Gass (b. 1924), U.S. fictionist, essayist, philosopher. "The Pedersen Kid," p. 75, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.

"Jorge," alone in the Pedersen house.
Surprise me with a
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