July 18, 2010

Drabble #49

Prompt: Accidental discovery

The lover parks the car four blocks away so that if the husband comes home early, he won’t be tipped off by a strange vehicle in the driveway. But they never expected how quietly he could slip into the house, how carefully he would walk upstairs, sneaking around to surprise her. Instead, he finds his wife in bed with the lover. Just stares for awhile, waiting for a response from them. When he gets none, he leaves, files for divorce the next day. Years later he still insists: “I wouldn’t have left if she had invited me to join in.”

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