Stories tagged husband


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I think she wants to take skewers and pull her secrets from my head in a performance of multiple lobotomies. She will barbecue them and feed them to her husband, who won’t know what he’s eating. He will think they are mushrooms.

A Litany of Bruises

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It’s no surprise when Mark comes home drunk, nor is it unexpected when he grabs me roughly by the arm and slaps my face because I didn’t have dinner waiting for him. The difference is that this night tears spring to my darkened eyes and slide down my swol


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Ladies, I don’t understand your world.

Watching Them

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I was going to tell my husband, then I decided it would be my secret.

The Juniper Days - Part I

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She stepped into the spotlight like a butterfly released from its cocoon. Her dyed hair burnt like a flame, her eyes remained theatrically downcast as the music built to its crescendo. I knew something memorable was imminent.

The Juniper Days – Part III

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I flew to Madrid. Though, at the time, it felt like standing still. Nothing happened quickly enough the second after I had read that journal entry.

Fill Me Up

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She was reluctant to have a baby with him because she knew his genes would trump hers. His brown eye alleles would cover up her recessive blue.

The Meaning of The Hat

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Enter the young professor. Her father called him a "real go-getter," someone who'd never be overlooked. They met at a cocktail party. He was taken with her right off. He seemed nice, not critical, a most welcome change. With the encouragement of her

DJ at the Bat

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(to be read like Casey at the Bat)The temperature was chilly on that December dayOur checklist near complete, just two more rounds to playElizabeth had been inked and poked inside the ringNow it was DJ's turn to do his manly thingAbstinence was the game, days one through…

Killed Twice Dead

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An old woman confesses to Detective Marlee Fountain that after 50 years of marriage, she killed her husband - twice.

My Pretend Husband

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That shirtless guy looks like the man I almost married. I can almost feel that beard sanding my inner thighs again.

A Little Piece of Humanity

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It wasn't meant to happen like this— the shutter, the feeling of breathlessness when he touched her shoulder, even after he had pointed out all of the things she had done incorrectly throughout the day. They had been married for five years in February, and as…

The Seer

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The strange bones of language wander the room.