Wanderlust by JeanMarie Olivieri

Installment 43 conjoins haphazard journey and countdown: those final moments before a significant event and the procedures carried out during this time. JeanMarie Olivieri leaves us wondering what will happen at “zero.” Perhaps her speaker has lost track, but the reader longs to know.    *** Wanderlust Warm air overpowers the air conditioning as I roll down the window. The wanderlust that burned through ten tanks of fuel has sputtered and died at mile marker nine. The motel is old but has a pool so I check in and get room eight. It’s deep twilight, seven o’clock, or six....

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