The last words Mrs. Sommers said to her husband were: “And don’t let that girl have the run of the house.”
He had a face that belonged in a Soviet bread line, waxen and expressionless, with skin tags and papules sprouting up from beneath the rough surface.
With the fat stripped away, she is her essential self. They don’t tell you how beautiful people can be when they’re dying.
Jinn S. Kim reads “The Trap,” a story by Shawn Campbell
From the moment my friend George stepped from his loft to his death at the bottom of the building’s elevator shaft, there’s been one thing I can say I’ve known for sure—that love is dangerously overrated.
“Every family has one,” my sister Joyce liked to say. “One crazy uncle or aunt they can’t hide or forget.”
Something nobody warns you about, when you get very sick, is that you have to be polite. You have to be Emily f-ing Post every minute of the day,
Why he stopped showering, no one could say for sure, though everyone had their guesses.
“Kill me,” he pleaded, not exactly in those words, but clothed rather in the language of assisted suicide. He had no right to ask that of me.