Paula Koneazny: Grammar Lessons

9. A word that comes between an antecedent and its pronoun may be mistaken for a possession:


They show up at my door (girls gone off to the country), invite themselves into my fancy: iridescent fish called speeders; an albatross rimmed with starsí light. They break the spell by fussing with their belongings. (Just another day of capitalism.) Because a time/space continuum becomes rat-like when immobilized, I am not optimistic. On the other hand, now that Iím old, I no longer prepare by eating less, nor do I give a damn if my breasts are funny.

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