Elizabeth Crane is the author of two
novels, We Only Know So Much (now a major motion picture) and The History of Great Things, as well as four collections of short stories: When the Messenger Is Hot, All This Heavenly Glory, You Must Be This Happy to Enter, and Turf. Her work has been adapted for the stage by Steppenwolf Theater and featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. She is a winner of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award. She teaches in the UCR-Palm Desert low-residency MFA program.
You’re twenty-two in 1975, and you’re with your bud walking past the candy store at the beach where the kids hang out, and you see two eighth-grade girls hanging out. Do you say: a) nothing b) anything or c) “Two more years.”