Her scissors were duller than sewing scissors should be, but these were not the ones the triplets had used to cut telephone wire, so at least these cut. How had she forgotten that in high school she had relied heavily on the Home Ec teacher's expertise?
-- from "Pattern" in Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women, a commanding collection of short stories by Mary Rechner that I suspect will continue burrowing through my brain for a long time to come. My review is here.
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