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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 11300  V    FREQUENT 1332 94 253 358 338 289
2 11301  N    TREASURER 1412 141 77 220 752 222
3 11302  J    OPTIMUM 1362 66 81 467 95 653
4 11303  N    SANITY 1366 180 446 344 253 143
5 11304  N    PITFALL 1344 161 69 423 281 410
6 11305  N    ARTICULATION 1464 46 64 102 53 1199
7 11306  V    REVOLUTIONIZE 1326 199 42 494 314 277
8 11307  J    MAMMOTH 1374 84 240 519 391 140
9 11308  V    WEIGHT 1331 133 231 313 180 474
10 11309  N    FERVOR 1340 131 238 337 346 288
 

one roof on the planet. And as he walked or sat -- near a play area, a musical fountain, petting zoo, this month a Santa throne ... the man often felt a domestic snugness. Like being a guest in a shiny estate where every distant relative and friend, and friend of friend, was gathered for a holiday. At other times he would feel a sudden despair-the fluorescence on flesh and mannequins, the relentless piped music, the plate glass -- all a mere scrim about to tear and return him to the abyss that had followed his wife's death. Then he would obey the therapist's and his daughters' long-distance counsel to do something: physically move and speak. He would order a decaf and kid the counter-teenager about her paper cap. He would discuss a swarm of blue-haired shoppers with a retired farmer in a seed cap ... question a security guard rubbing socked feet on break. The abyss would fade; the

 
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[FICTION] Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies (1996)
 

 

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