smile that made everyone uncomfortable. Randy had only met Lindsay a few times; both times she had had slipped him a business card for a nutritionist.
“It’s nice to see you again, Randy,” she said, passing him to sit with his brother on a floral couch near the TV. John said nothing, he didn’t even look at his brother.
His mother sat on the brown couch next to his father, who had not looked up from his paper. She clung onto the side, trying to put as much space as possible between them.
“New curtains,” she said, pursing her lips together, “Yellow.”
“Yes,” his father said, not looking up.
“Is anyone else coming, Dad?” John had grabbed Lindsay’s hand.
“No,” his father answered, finally putting down his newspaper. “Aunt Beatrice and Uncle Cole send regards; they’re in Florida until Spring. Aunt Martha...Is busy.”
“Did she ever get back to you?” His mother clicked her tongue. “Did you call her, or just send her an invitation and hope?”
“Of course I called her Audra, and it was just as painful as when I called you.” Randy’s father starts to move farther away from her, pushed so far to his end of the couch that it looks like he might spill over the edge.
“So no one else is coming,” her voice raises ever so slightly, “No one else. Well of course they wouldn’t have come, who the hell would have wanted to come to this damn house-”
“You used to love this damn house.”
“That. Was. Before.”
“I don’t see what the problem is,” John chimes in, “There’s nothing wrong with having…
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Life of Red
by Mary Nyambura
Life begins as a happily ever after so peaceful, calm, melodic then
.BAM ...your dead
Time of death ten forty eight P.M. doctor said.
Beep . . . Beep . . . . . Beep. False alarm
Diiiinnnnnnnnnngggggg! We’re losing him, code black code black! Defibrillation. Gel. Alright, On one two . . .
Beep . . . beep . . . .beep,…
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Company uses its own products or services to enhance the total compensation for its employees