A Man Relaxing After Work
After taking off his jacket, he unknotted his tie and yanked it from his collar, tossing it on his dresser before unbuttoning and sliding off his rumpled shirt. His trousers hit the floor, followed by his socks, underwear, and skin.
Emma, Looking at the Photos in Her Best friend's Phone
"Why the hell would you pose for a picture while lying in a coffin at the Johnson Funeral Home?" Emma asked.
"I never did that," Olivia replied with a confused expression on her face.
The Night After the Meteorite Landed in Her Back Yard
"I like when a girl eats, like, you know, when she isn't afraid of a bacon cheese burger, but she also takes care of herself and doesn't let herself get fat," her date said. Naomi just smiled, knowing that the creature that was coiled in her stomach would take care of everything.
The children heaped the things that they pilfered from garages and laundry rooms and kitchen cupboards into a pile: clothespins, bungee cords, bottles of bleach, wire brushes, cheese graters, salt, Lime-A-Way, tarpaulins. Tommy picked up the potato peeler and grinned, thinking of Mrs. Durkheimer, his second-grade teacher.