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A bagel from the beyond

My mother recently bought me a blueberry bagel, though she’s been dead for years. Here’s the story.

MY MOTHER RECENTLY BOUGHT ME A BLUEBERRY BAGEL, though she’s been dead for years. Let me explain.

I was running late for a physical therapy appointment in Somerville, so I rushed off without eating breakfast. As I sat in traffic, it hit me: I was madly hungry. Headache hungry. To my right was a Dunkin’ Donuts. I parked and reached in my pocket to check my wallet. But there was something wrong with my wallet pocket. There was no wallet in it. I’d left it at home.

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