The man sitting across the metal table from me seems to be in charge. He looks a little like my dad, and my dad looks a little like Elliott Gould, and I’ve always really admired Elliott Gould as an actor. Maybe I equally remind him of someone he admires, actor or not, and this recognition will give way to clemency.
Originally published August 9, 2019 in The Rupture (formerly The Collagist).
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