This is a story about a "dyed-in-the-wool anti-consumerist radical" and the big, yellow Hummer she meets on the way "to buy wrapping paper for [her] all natural, hand-knitted gifts." The site: Sixth Ave. and West 18th. The time: mid-holiday rush. They each have to give something up (well, one of them did at least), but a lovely, if slightly smudged, hand-drawn graph-paper re-enactment was born. (See Starts and Fits for the full yarn.) If only O. Henry had worked in diagrams, perhaps he could've touched a few more hearts the way this picture has touched ours.
· Because He's More Important [S&F]