Badly Kept Secrets, by Bruce Arbuckle

Putting her eye to the small scratch in the frosting on the surgery window  Dr Maras watches her wife sneak out for a clandestine cigarette before the next patient arrives. She pretends she doesn’t know Lilly has started smoking again. And Lilly doesn’t comment on the empty wine bottles, anymore.

A 50-word story written by Bruce Arbuckle, inspired by the Freewriters Writing Prompt on Hive, “surgery window”

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