Monday, April 19, 2010

It surprised the mugger, then, when his knife slipped between his ribs and not hers. It surprised the mugger, the angle and agility with which her twisted, incomplete limbs moved, that she had the mental acuity to unwind herself so delicately, so precisely into his personal space so violently.

Finally, it surprised the mugger just how much granularity there was in the pain and pulse of his blood, as his serrated knife was pulled down and out.