2 Works in All Your Faves Are Jewish
The streetcars weren’t particularly crowded this time of day. There was even a seat available as Yuri got on and he debated taking it. Most days, he would have been right on it, but sitting down seemed like a losing proposition today.
Betting against gravity is always bad money. Yuri snorted under his breath as the words he’d heard his grandfather say so many times ran through his head. He used to repeat the phrase through giggles when he was younger like it was the best joke he’d ever heard. The idea seemed so obvious as to be absurd. Of course gravity always won.
The absurdity of it had worn off some with age, since Yuri had discovered too many ways that gravity could pull at him for it to be quite so funny anymore.
Whenever someone asked Yuri why he moved to Berlin, he didn’t have a proper answer. It had simply happened.
Germans, however, had proved a hard group to truly befriend, so maybe it wasn’t surprising that the only two people Yuri could consider friends in Berlin were Otabek Altin, a composer and musician from Almaty who’d moved to Berlin with his family as a kid, and Mila Babicheva, an actress and singer from St. Petersburg.
(for YOI AU Week, day three: different era)
- Part 2 of YOI AU Week 2017