No, it's more of a interjection, an exclamation, a sudden inhalation of breath, if you well, as if to say, hey, UNCG Writing Program alumna and person-we-want-in-BCR Kelly Link has a story in One Story this week.
Excerpt and interview at one-story.com:
There once was a man whose wife was dead. She was dead when he fell in love with her, and she was dead for the twelve years they lived together, during which time she bore him three children, all of them dead as well, and at the time of which I am speaking, the time during which her husband began to suspect that she was having an affair, she was still dead.
Unrelated Link Link
from two weeks ago.UPDATE
: Fantastic story.