April Ayers Lawson lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She received the 2011 Plimpton Prize for her story “Virgin,” published in the Paris Review. Her story collection is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
I understood X must have wanted to think she was not like the other women who thought her boyfriend was in love with them. Wanted to think she had some upper hand on the reality of the situation. Maybe she did.