Love’s Spare Parts

by Alex Epstein

This is also not a story because it is a love story: Research has proven that people who speak Semitic languages (Hebrew and Arabic, for example) don’t forget them after a stroke. Because the database of these languages is distributed between the two sides of the brain. This phenomenon also happens to angels—unless they have a stroke while in midair, and then they are not sure how to land. The man in the bar who told me these facts said that tomorrow he was going to buy an electric wheelchair for his wife. She had muscular dystrophy. He found a place that sold them with a lifetime guarantee.

From Lunar Savings Time, Clockroot Books. From the Hebrew: Becka Mara McKay.