a hotel of glass. a conference for magicians. pushing laura’s van off of a pier and into the ocean as a favor to her. a friend of hers pointing out as it started to sink that they had already set the engine on fire. watching the hood on fire, watching it get closer to the water, feeling that my friendship may be redundant. needing to get away before someone sees me out there. bilocating to a plane overhead to get to class on time.