— from Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson.
He came back from the dead after ten minutes, a Lazarus licked to life by a canine redeemer. The dog looked worried. Could a dog look worried?
A coworker saw me in the metro and later asked, "What were you smiling at? You're so smiley!"
The magic of Kate Atkinson: that stories so tragic can make me feel joyful.