A stain reveals everything.
The egg timer dinged on the stove. I sighed as I removed the pan from the heat and set it on the counter, there was too much to do. The house was quiet, everyone was gone and it was driving me crazy. I was used to the sounds a family makes; the kids running into and out of the house, a husband who comes in from work upset at his boss. I collapsed onto a chair and noticed a stain on the floor.