Apartment Business

If you’ve been around my blog for a long time, you’ve already seen this.

I am posting this on request of a new WordPress acquaintance. Check him out at http://davidemeron.com/

I submitted this story two years ago, and it is going to be published in a book of short stories that is being released next week.

My friend drew the picture to go along with it.

And yes, it really happened. I don’t have to make stuff up!

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Apartment Business

Emma had forgotten to buy beer for Fred for the last time. “Bam!” A bullet rushed through the barrel of the gun and hit Emma in the face.

Neighbors confessed that they often heard Fred and Emma arguing, but they decided to mind their own business.

 But my father was the one who cleaned the mess off the walls.  You see, my parents owned the apartment building. It was their business.

 And my mother was the one who wrote the classified ad for the newspaper.

 I was the one who explained to callers, “Yes, it’s a one-bedroom apartment. FRESHLY PAINTED.”

Freshly Painted (2)

 

3 thoughts on “Apartment Business

  1. Pingback: Finally, I’m officially published. | SueAnn Porter

    • Thank you Courtney. Sadly, it really happened. I was going to write it with the city it happened in as a character; but as I went along it wasn’t working. Then I saw a challenge to write it in 100 words. And it worked!

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