Say What

by Catherine Davis

Jane says to Roy, “What are you doing, Roy?”

“Fuck off, Jane, I'm reading,” says Roy.

“Well you could have just said so.”

“I did.”

“I mean just without—”

“Yeah, well fuck off anyway.”

“I've had coffee with the bike-shop guy three times now.”


“He asked me to do the Tri-County tour with him.”

“Don't pull a hamstring.”

“It's four days.”

“Eat your Wheaties, then.”

“As his roommate. In a motel,” says Jane. “IN HIS BED, ROY.”

“Get a life, Jane.”

“I'm trying.”