Stories

How my underwear saved a marriage

April 13, 2010

My phone rang in between the time I dropped my kids at school and the start of my yoga class. My friend got right to the point. “Do you, by any chance, wear Calvin Klein size M underwear?” I thought back to the last time I bought undies, trying to remember my size. It was […]

Double feature

January 19, 2010

Thanks to the Girl Scouts, Rob and Lynne were having a grand Date Night. They’d dropped the kids off at the local school where the Scouts were hosting a Parents Night Out. They’d kissed the heads of their children and admonished them to behave for the babysitters. Before too long, Rob and Lynne were sipping […]

*Thisclose*

December 18, 2009

I am face-down on the floor, the life force ebbing from my body. Must. Dial. Phone. “9-1-1. What is your emergency?” I croak but can’t speak. “Ma’am? What is the nature of your emergency?” Can’t. Catch. Breath. “Ma’am, are you choking?” “No,” I manage. “Are you bleeding? Is there an intruder in the house? Are […]

Festival: Judgy McJudgerson

October 6, 2009

Marni’s version My version I was bothered by our night at the Festival even as the next morning dawned. Regarding our interloper, I was incensed. I was indignant. I was irritated way out of proportion to anything Marni had done, any fallout that came from our interactions with her. So why the lingering, massive annoyance? […]

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