Insomnia, by Bruce Arbuckle

In bed, he replays scenes from long ago. In college, he remembers holding a door open for a young woman. “Sexist pig!” she’d sneered. He’d wanted to say he did it for men too – he was an equal opportunity door holder – but she’d already disappeared in a whirl of indignation.

A 50-word story written by Bruce Arbuckle, inspired by the Freewriters Writing Prompt on Hive, “you are a chauvinist”

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