IFL Short Stories
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IFL Short Stories

After-punch Peacefulness

A short story about the aftermath of a disturbing marital fight

Photo by Thanh Tran on Unsplash

We behave like aliens pretending to be humans. Our faked politeness is so sweet, my teeth tingle.

“Thank you for cleaning the bathroom,” he says.

“You are welcome; thanks for noticing,” I reply.

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Judith Victoria

Judith Victoria

Essays on life, love, and other lousy stuff. Otherworldly flash fiction & romantic short stories. Failing forward. Perpetually amazed.