I live on your campus. And I definitely wish you were here.

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So, what happened next? I’m glad you asked!

It has taken some time to get over the shock of seeing this large and thriving community suddenly evaporate, leaving us uniquely isolated among eerily empty dorms, laboratories, and lecture halls. There are a few other families living here, and we check in with each other across courtyards during several walks every day. It feels like we should be having parties, throwing frisbees, and allowing our dogs to chase each other through carefully groomed landscaping, as we normally do when the students are away, but of course we can’t. We chat long enough to confirm that nobody has started seeing dead twin girls in the hallways of their buildings just yet, and then go about our solitary business.

So, what happens next?

Honestly, we have no idea. I wish we did. I was hoping you might…

Writing about whatever I feel like. Mom with a career. Filled with love and rage. It’s cool- I’m not for everyone. twitter @lesliezacks zacks.leslie@gmail.com

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