“Isn’t that the wrong slur to use?” Amy asks nonchalantly from behind the kitchen sink, water gushing from the faucet.
“What?” Shocked–bewildered!– Ben looks up to see if he heard right… as if one could SEE what they were supposed to HEAR.
“That’s not even the right way to use that slur,” she says.
And there it creeps… the bloodstain across his life… reaching for him…. stalking him. The shadow enveloping everything.
It will smother him in the end.
©️ 2021 Katie Baker