By Jennifer A. Howard

Jennifer A. Howard teaches and edits Passages North in Michigan's snowy Upper Peninsula. 

  1. You can tell he has the virus the day he puts his hands on your face when he kisses you, warm fingertips canting your head a few degrees bit off north, which feels sweet, not terrible at all, but is not something he’s done in twenty years of kissing you. He’s picked this up from someone else, someone infected. Later, the realization that you will both die, and soon, but first: Did the other woman…

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