Thursday July 13, 2017
When Mara starts digging, it’s the hottest day of the year. She covers herself in SPF 40 and puts on her straw hat. It was a gift from her father for her fifteenth birthday. At the time she thought it was terrible, but now it’s one of her prized possessions. Not to mention it shields her fair, freckled skin from the ridiculous heat of July in the South. By the time Tabby gets home Mara has dug a hole the size of a coffin and it freaks Tabby out so much that she screams. It’s not about the recently landscaped garden. It’s Mara covered in dirt, seemingly burying herself alive.
Wednesday July 12, 2017
A Ripley’s streetcar ad
When Maude pulls up she breathes a sigh of relief. It’s never felt so good to be home. It’s after midnight, so she imagines that Greg is asleep, curled up on his side as though she’s there. When Greg leaves, Maude sleeps like a starfish, taking up the whole bed. She also eats bowls of rice crispies for dinner and lets the dishes pile up. She wonders what Greg’s been eating… Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise, farmer’s market radishes on sourdough with salty butter, watermelon.