The Moment It ALL Changed

He stood in the bathroom doorway, their 2-year-old on his hip. "Quit being a bitch," he snarled. "You act like you're so fucking great, but you're a fucking dumb bitch!" She smeared foundation on her face. "Baby, do you want to watch Mickey?" The little girl squirmed in her father's arms, trying to get down. … Continue reading The Moment It ALL Changed

Insignificantly Significant

"Who was that?" He hung up the phone and rolled his eyes. "One of the cleaning ladies. Her husband is a real dick." She grimaced. "How so?" "He beats on her. Real asshole." With his free hand, he grabbed a beer from the fridge. "I'm going to beat his ass if he keeps it up." … Continue reading Insignificantly Significant

Sweet Teas

The sweet teas sat, guiltily untouched, in their rightful cup holders. How dare they be so expensive. How dare she quietly ask him to "stop" when he started bitching about the cost ($4.85 for two larges) in a voice that made the baby startle and the drive-thru worker look at her with pity. She should have known better. His voice boomed, clapping like thunder in the small SUV as they drove away from Wendy's. She drove silently, desperately trying to keep her tears at bay so not to upset him even more.