Winter 2008 • Vol. XXX No. 1 FictionJanuary 1, 2008 |

Co-Sleeper

The answer to Take Home Final, Question 2—In an essay of no less than five thousand words, illustrate the ways in which the notion of Symmetry as described by Aristotle's "Metaphysica" differs from and/or makes parallels with that of a Quintic Equation like ax5 + bx4 + cx3 + dx2 + ex +f= 0, where a, b, c, d, e, and fare members of σ-field—is a love letter comprised of correction in which Danny Olivencia clearly sees an elegant solution. Never once did he consider addressing the part that asks him to refute or support the idea of an inherent human longing or desire for perfection, no. Finished two days earlier than it is due, he attaches it to an e-mail and slips a copy under his professor's office door, and as he takes the steps out of the building two at a time, everything is astonishing. There had been a heavy, warm rain, and paths and streets that slope away from campus down towards the little city glitter. New leaves on hawthorns, buds on the dogwoods, the ancient a

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H. G. Carrillo is the author of Loosing My Espanish, a novel, published by Pantheon Books and in paperback by Anchor Books. His short stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Iowa Review, Glimmer Train, Ninth Letter, Slice and other journals and publications. Carrillo lives in Washington, DC, where he is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at George Washington University. He is currently at work on a novel.

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