Stories tagged naivete

I Faint at Needles

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I bring the telephone into the kitchen and stand over the paraphernalia as if to transmit the calamitous image down the line.

The Distance of Advice

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She has a mercenary way of doing business and she's pretty shrewd. I make her stand outside to smoke her cigarette. I stay inside watching her stance as she violently tugs at the barrel, tearing every ounce of smoke out of it, then stamping it out as I wo