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Our Autumn Nightmare

A short story

Photo by Manki Kim on Unsplash

My daughter, Susan, was crying at the top of the landing when I arrived home. “Dad, mommy is doing scary things again.”

I knew not to ask what those scary things were for fear of upsetting Susan more. I was also tired of explaining and making excuses for Annie.

In the living room, Annie was pacing in only her bra and a pair of panties, barefoot, her…

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