Thomas D'Adamo is a writer living in Manhattan. His story "Big, Big Love" appeared in the Dec.06/Jan.07 issue of The Brooklyn Rail and his three stories,"Inside-Out," "Cadences," and "Barbara," appeared in the July/August 2005 issue of The Brooklyn Rail.
I tell them: You must pursue your dream with the fury of a hungry predator, never losing sight of the fact that the prey you are really after is yourself. from Bob Friendlys Rules of the Road)
All of a sudden there they are on the downtown F Train. Five, six years old is my guess. Couldve been mine. Shouldve been. It wasnt like Id insisted that you carry for nine months.
She arrives at my apartment more than forty-five minutes late, flushed and out of breath. She offers no explanation, nor do I ask for oneI never doand I wonder if that bothers her. I make a move to kiss her and she offers me her cheek.