Sunday Stories: “The Blanket”

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The Blanket
by Anthony Varallo

I don’t remember much about the blanket.  It was one of those handmade kinds you sometimes see in older people’s homes, slung atop the back of a sofa, or folded at the foot of a bed.  It was blue and gold, possibly fringed.  Patterns might have played a role.  Or not.  Like I said, I don’t remember much about it.  If you were looking at a photograph of the blanket right now and asking me questions about it, you would probably conclude that I hardly remembered anything at all about the blanket.  And you’d be a little bit right.  But you’d also be a little bit wrong, too.

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