By Erica Orloff
I am Lily, a brand new York newspaper columnist, mom of 2, divorcee of 1 and associate in crime to Michael, English professor, novelist and ally extraordinaire. we have been acquaintances perpetually -- good, for the reason that I approximately burned down our house construction whereas attempting to cook dinner. Michael and i've weathered disco, undesirable type, undesirable perms, undesirable boyfriends -- for either one of us -- my failed marriage, parenthood and writer's block. Laughter has helped -- and so have the martinis. yet now we are facing our greatest problem: the C note. And if i've got my means, Michael might be giving up his freewheeling bachelor methods and settling down as soon as and for all. simply because i've got a few very particular needs for who may still take over parental responsibility while i am long gone. in fact, I refuse to take this mendacity down -- even if the medical professionals inform me to lie down and close up. simply because even if i am ailing, i am made up our minds to put on my excessive heels and lipstick. i am gonna glance reliable or die attempting, dammit.
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Four-oh. ” “Fuck you, Michael,” I laughed. Then I hung up on him. Three seconds later my phone rang again. “Forty. Forty. Forty. ” “Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. ” I hung up on him again. And once again it rang. ” I snapped into the phone before he could speak. “Now, Lily…I mean it sincerely. ” “First of all, I’m thirty-five. Second, you’ll know how it feels soon enough. ” He hooted into the phone. “I’ve seen your driver’s license. Thirty-five. This is the big one, my dear old—and I do mean old—friend.
Joe snarled. ” It was a wide paisley one whose colors recalled a time Gunther had vomited up a plate of spaghetti he had jumped up on the table to eat. Oh, and that was another thing about Gunther. Michael’s “gift”—our “cute” little pup—grew to weigh ninety-six pounds. “I can change my tie. ” “At least I have hair. ” And for the record, when not windblown, my hair is actually quite lovely—long, black and shiny-straight. ” “Sure. Perry White-crabby-editor-of-Lois-Lane-and-Clark-Kent” routine. Then he burst out laughing.
So now I was waiting for them to come and put me to sleep. When I woke up, I would either have cancer—or not. ” “Dr. ” “Uh-huh. ” “Lily, Dr. ” “I know. ” “It’s eight o’clock in the morning.
Do They Wear High Heels In Heaven? by Erica Orloff