The Suburbanites

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It was colder inside the car than outside when Jim slid out. He made no attempt to kiss her...Janet slid behind the wheel and backed Jim's classic BMW viciously out of the parking space, her mind still busy on events of the previous evening. It had been "one of those days" for Jim and Janet, but each had a different perspective on the events.
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Published: March 30, 2012
Words: 2,570
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476245485
About Russ Durbin

Russ calls himself a "Pennsylvania Hoosier." Born and raised in Indiana, he has lived in Bucks County, PA, for 30 years. He began his career as a newspaper and broadcast journalist in news and sports. After a career in corporate communications, Russ has turned to writing fiction, specializing in short stories. Genres include westerns, sports, historical, romance, and character delineation stories.

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Review by: tjohns on July 24, 2012 : star star star star
A peek into the daily drama of what all too often defines life in suburbia these days. An intriguing, caustic relationship is portrayed; perhaps setting itself up for a sequel?
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Review by: Rita Hoepp on July 07, 2012 : star star star star star
The strong, violent verb choices suggest from the outset that this couple boils with repressed hurt and anger. Hers seems more related to insecurity about her multiple roles as wife and professional, his to the frustrations of trying to minimize his wife's reactions and rationalize his own. It's a tight, vivid story that leaves a couple once again glossing over their issues as it closes. Or perhaps not. Maybe it's just reflective of the nature of today's fast-paced suburban life, and glossing over or moving on is what we do best. Read it and decide. It's GOOD.
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Review by: Marcia Carrington on April 09, 2012 : star star star star star
A perceptive satire of marriage, and married life, with many pertinent points and telling, true-to-life moments. I would've liked to have witnessed the marriage in question explored in even more detail, as it was depicted with great realism, but, this is a minor complaint overall as this is a fine story nonetheless.
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