© 2012 Monica Kilian.
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Previously published in Keyhole Magazine, Issue 3: 2008.
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Mrs. Chatterjee’s Mangos
One evening in early spring, after her husband had fallen asleep in front of the television, Padma Chatterjee decided she wanted to grow mangos.
She shook her husband’s shoulder. “Mr. Chatterjee,”—she liked to address him formally whenever she wanted his full attention—“there's something I need to tell you."
Her husband grunted, fighting back a snore that threatened to claw him back into sleep.
“I've decided to plant a mango tree,” she said.