The street lights, like candles on a black cake, went out.
He exhaled again and again and the stars began to vanish.
Douglas smiled. He pointed a finger.
There, and there. Now over here, and here…
Yellow squares were cut in the dim morning earth as house lights winked slowly on. A sprinkle of windows came suddenly alight miles off in dawn country.
'Everyone yawn. Everyone up.’"
In the backwaters of Illinois, Dougl