A short story
Jacqueline T. Lynch
Copyright 2010 Jacqueline T. Lynch
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Originally published in Grasslimb, and on Dana Literary Online
She popped a lemon drop into her mouth, and sucked with impotent rage because they were not speaking. Again.
Not speaking had been a punishment before it became a habit. Susan wanted very much to tell him what she thought of his plans to spend the weekend fishing on his brother's boat, of all his failures, but they were not speaking.