account_circle by Amy Hempel
Amy Hempel was born in Chicago, and now lives in New York. She is the author of Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Unleashed, and Tumble Home. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, The Mississippi Review, Grand Street, Columbia, The Quarterly, Mother Jones, Zyzzyva, and other leading magazines.


The Harvest

Issue No. 16 ~ September, 1998

The year I began to say vahz instead of vase, a man I barely knew nearly accidentally killed me. The man was not hurt when the other car hit ours. The man I had known for one week held me in the street in a …