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TWD Magazine 132

Stay Right

By Trista Hurley-Waxali

“D

oes it say to turn left or right?” “I don’t know, it kinda says right.” “Kinda?” my husband asks. “Yeah look,” I show him my phone with the map as the blue line for a moment disappears and then reappears, “maybe a slight right?” “But there’s a stop sign coming up,” as we drive up to the end of the road the GPS recalculates and talks out loud, we both look at the phone for a second and then look up.What we see is no longer a stop sign but a fork in the road. “Stay right.” The GPS says. “What happened to the stop sign?” I ask. “Who knows,” I nod, “are we close?” “Yeah, about 8 minutes.”

We were invited by our immigration attorney to meet her at her ranch rather than her office. She promised a more relaxed setting for discussing our progress towards a green card. Plus, it’s a nice change of pace so I agreed. After all, who wouldn’t trade a meeting from a glass and steel barrier in the city to a patio in the central coast. “I hope I wasn’t too hard to find,” she meets us at the front door, “I was thinking it’s a beautiful day, why not stay outside?” “Yeah that works,” my husband says in his business tone. “Well, thank you for suggesting this, I love any excuse to get out of the city,” I say, watching the fields blending in with the sky, a horizon that’s slightly hazy from dust being stirred up in the wind. A both dire and beautiful sight. “Here, please take a seat and I’ll get us some water? Lemonade? Coffee?” “Coffee will be perfect.” I say and my husband nods. “Coffee it is.” She leaves us on the patio at a spot that provides a view. “I’m really glad we’re here today,” my husband says, I look over to see him looking at the barn roof. “I don’t think I sat outside like this in months.” I take his hand. “Here we are,” she rests the tray down with 3 mugs of coffee and a small creamer and sugar packs, “normally I have a housekeeper to help when I have clients but I gave her the day off, her son has a bit of a fever.” “Sorry to hear that,” I say, mixing in a little creamer. “Same, I told her it’s important to stay home and you both are my old clients today.” I smile and taste the rich coffee.

The Wire's Dream Magazine 3rd Collection  

TWD Magazine is a semi-annual publication featuring art, photography, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and mixed-graphics/combinación...

The Wire's Dream Magazine 3rd Collection  

TWD Magazine is a semi-annual publication featuring art, photography, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and mixed-graphics/combinación...

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