Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels Kapitoil and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.
BY TEDDY WAYNE
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, which is why I was so in love with Rachel Mueller in fourth grade, because she had mono and was marked absent three months straight, but there was something else she had, I’m not sure what, that made me feel like she was the only one who really got me, you know?
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