Aug 17, 2021 • 13M

Eddie and the Nightbirde

How a 30-year-old woman who’s been given a 2% chance to live reached across space and time to touch a friendship she's never heard of.

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Andrew Jazprose Hill
Literary fiction and essays by an award-winning writer from the Deep South focusing on the current zeitgeist and the news that stays news.
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Photo (L) of Nightbird via Instagram and Eddie (R) via Drexel High Yearbook

Seven days before I ever heard of Nightbirde…

I knelt at the bedside of a friend who could no longer speak. His name was Edward, but I always thought of him as Eddie, which is what he’d gone by during all the years we were in elementary and high school together.

As Eddie, he’d been a crack basketball player, a fast-breaking forward who never failed to surprise his opponents. As Edward, he was a prominent banker, a man with deep pockets, a board member of a foundation that distributed $7 million dollars to underserved populations.

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