Chapter Thirteen: In Which We Search for the Most Recent Common Ancestor of Your Local Used Car Salesman and Speculate on the Product Life Cycle of the CrossbowSeptember 28th, 2006
by Dawn Corrigan
SALT LAKE CITY, UT-
I work at a computer software company. This means I am on the front lines of an ancient and terrible battle, much like the one described in the opening lines of Chapter One, “Certain Citizens of the Warm Sea,” of The Book of Fishes (1924):
Even man’s most terrific wars against his fellows
have a respite; they are but cataclysms in the normal
course of the world; but the battle of fish against fish—
furious, quarterless, to the death—is everlasting.