“I admit it was a harder position to defend after you caught me doing the thing. You had come home from the grocery store and used the back door, which I wasn’t listening for. I figured I would be alone until I heard keys jangling in the front lock. So I was at the laptop in the study, discretely going about my business, and suddenly you were standing in the doorway with paper sacks under your arms and an expression like I was a monkey killing a baby.”
“Letter of Complaint” was published by the Beloit Fiction Journal in spring 2012.
It features cranky ranting, a wicker phase, and melted ice cream.
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