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Snowfall by Sally Torode
A retirement home. A sliding glass door. Snow slowly falls outside.
PRAKASH: Come here. Look at this. What is it?
DEEDEE: It’s snow.
PRAKASH: Snow. Real snow?
DEEDEE: Of course real snow.
PRAKASH: I’ve only ever seen it on TV.
DEEDEE: How old are you?
DEEDEE: And you’ve never seen snow? I don’t believe you.
PRAKASH: There is no snow in India, only the searing red heat of the sun.
DEEDEE: Well what are you waiting for, man? Get out there.
PRAKASH pulls back the door, tentatively steps out, holds open his hands.
DEEDEE: Well? How is it?
PRAKASH: It’s… cold.
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Illustration by Guy Warner.
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