Stories tagged marriage

The Fall

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I took her to the hospital emergency room.


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Marge didn't eat lamb or pork.

Al Dente

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The dinner was a flop.

Roadside Attraction

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There is a certain stage of sobriety among men who drink every night. In that stage, they are their best selves: they write novels, fix cars, care for their young. Then they change.

Two Cocktails on an Empty Stomach

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"You're drunk!" he shouted. "How do you expect me to make Civitan president with YOU for a wife?"

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…

First Ending

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His wife had just come from the gynecologist and was toying with her French fries.


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“Sneakers”, she hissed. “You wear sneakers to my best friend’s funeral?”

At Least There Will Be Plenty Implied

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Accidental suicide, though. Why, that could happen to anyone.

Disappear Everywhere

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heroes and monsters

Forgetting Superman

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I forget you. Upfront: that’s how this ends.


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Your soap on the shelf in the shower melts with my every hair wash and I'll miss it the way I should have missed you.

Sunrise at the Cock and Cooter Motel

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Difference 'twixt night and day


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she's made your life a hell, a living hell

Birthday Buddy

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His birthday buddy was like a wife to him: they were born a day apart. This was coordinated, he believe, in the womb. Well, to be more accurate, wombs. She was due two weeks earlier but waited; he two weeks later but cut his womb-time (as the kids call i