Monday, October 10, 2011

The Decision

First published in Boston Literary Magazine (2010) - read editor interview

Susan stabbed a piece of apple harder than needed. The leftover Waldorf salad offered little solace. She wanted a marriage, a family. He remained indifferent. Two sparrows argued outside her window. One yammered, “Leave,” the other, “Stay.” Her gaze seesawed from the interlopers to her luggage. The fork, suspended, waited.

1 comment:

  1. Tasty indirection, Jim. Sometimes you can say more by saying nothing at all. The story is in the invisible interiors of us all.