Archive for June, 2010
‘D’you want a sweetie?’
He repeated the words that delivered what he craved. The ones that snared him and changed the course of many lives.
The boy poked the stinky pyre, wondering when the cat, or the firework, would be missed. He’d only wanted to see what happened. That’s all.
The earring lay, brazenly sparkling, on her side of the bed. As it vibrated up the vac, she speculated on its resemblance to a death rattle.
Their father’s estate wouldn’t stretch three ways. On balance, Al decided Ed was expendable. He couldn’t manage without Mary’s chicken soup.
If she left him, he reasoned, she’d get all the flak and he would get the sympathy from their friends. He raised a glass to giving her hell.