Seven Year Itch

You held this close to you, like a secret, didn’t tell your parents, didn’t tell Nell, didn’t tell the coworker who confessed their own diagnosis of leukemia to you with a look in his eyes of please tell me your life is falling apart too.

The Sky is Falling

A throng of people howled their lungs out.  All sorts of people.  Jack saw cream and navy suits, tattered denim, bright candy flashes of sweatshirts and pea coats all amassing together.  People cradled their phones to their cheeks and wept, and the sound frightened birds out of trees.

The Album

Weddings have a wonderful way of monopolizing your life and pushing everything else to the side. So even when the doctor called and said, “I have the results from your ultrasound,” Susan listened and then answered, “You know I can’t deal with this until after Rachel’s wedding.”