Last night I was waked up by a chorus of howling and yipping that sounded as if it were right under my window. I struggled up on my elbow and checked my watch: 2:10 AM.
Coyotes, my brain said. I wonder what they are howling about?
FAKE NEWS! replied my brain.
Part of me was reassured by this answer — Oh, OK — at the same time that another asked foggily, No, what?
I was still smiling as I fell back asleep.
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Today Lucy and I head to Vermont for a long day of appointments. I am packing Kleenex. What a tenacious virus this has been! Tomorrow school starts again.