Iowa Writes

He Said, She Said

You were frightened. Was not.

Frightened. Liar.

I saw your eyes, Marie. Your eyes were closed.

While I steered? Yes.

Liar. You nearly hit that tree!

I told you to hang on, didn't I? Idiot.

At least I didn't cry. I DIDN'T CRY!

You cried- laughed at you more like.

Oh really? Yes.

Please. And stuffed snow down your collar.

Was this before or after you fell off? You promised not to tell!

But it was so funny. You didn't tell me there'd be mountains.
Will you just let it go?


About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Sarah Kosch is a junior English and Creative Writing major at the University of Iowa.

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on February 18, 2011

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