Ung Lee is a senior at Princeton University,
where he is in both the Psychology and Creative Writing departments.
He is currently working with Joyce Carol Oates on his thesis project,
a collection of short stories exploring the loss of beauty and
aesthetic inertia. This is his first published piece.
It’s a bright gray afternoon, air vivid and bristling with that light just before a snowstorm. The salt on the sidewalk sparkles beneath Alex’s boots. The rush hour sounds fade as she heads north, cutting …