Human Parts
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Human Parts

Figure Eight Girl

The mysteries we never solve about our neighbors

A brick wall


We don’t know her name, but we call her Figure Eight Girl. When we first move into our house, she’s there, in the middle of the street, riding in figure eights on her bicycle. She’s young, but we can’t tell how young. She wears faded denim shorts and a tank top; her straight hair wafts behind her. Her face is neutral, a…



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Robert Isenberg

Robert Isenberg is a freelance writer and multimedia producer based in Rhode Island. Feel free to visit him at