Stories related to domestic

Wedding Day

No one thought twice about them holding hands through the ceremony. And they never saw when she removed the handcuffs before the reception.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Department store Santa was the only job he could get. He looked up and saw his daughter and his ex. How good was his disguise?

Life Story

He. She. They. Bliss. Boredom. Betrayal. Court papers. Custody hearings. Canceled visitations. Restraining order. Father’s fury. Shotgun.

Perfect Symmetry

Frank’s time came at autumnal equinox. Awoken at sunrise by the hand of a beautiful woman; killed at sunset by the hand of his wife.

Tour of Duty

She sat in the dark, bat in hand while two younger sisters slept. The bedroom door creaked open; the bat splintered their big brother’s toe.

First Day Jitters

I made her a sandwich, washed an apple, and hoped she’d cope without me. She waved goodbye through a gin-fueled haze as I hopped on the bus.