— Mark Morey, “Mentoring for the Earth.”
“You need to quit the bohemian bullshit and get your ass back to Kansas,” her father had yelled into the phone. “If you go back to California, that’s it. Do you hear me? That IS IT.”
She considered this now, from a bed on the floor of her father’s finished basement. After the first night they’d moved the mattress from the old pull-out couch to the floor because it felt like sleeping on a mouse trap.