The Gagauz Artist Fate Made

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Saturday Morning Lunch

I was sitting on concrete with lunch and a black cat when a man sauntered up to our front door. He called my host mother’s name, and I leaned out of the shadow of the summer house to summon his attention: “Anna Nikolaevna’s not home right now.”

The first thing that struck me was his smile, replete with silver grills. The second thing was his warmth.