Today’s eight are from a short story I’ve been working on, about a woman who’s ex-boyfriend suddenly shows up at her house after disappearing without a word three years ago. He’s been badly beaten and needs her help, but he won’t tell her what happened to him or why he left before.
Michael picks up the newspaper lying on the table, then sets it down, reaches for her hand, and asks, “Who’s Kevin?”
“Kevin’s my boyfriend.”
“You have a boyfriend?” he says, accusation in his voice.
“Of course I do!” Anna says as pulls her hands away from him, wrapping her arms around herself as she backs against the counter. “You left, without a word. You didn’t respond to calls, emails, texts–nothing. What was I supposed to do, wait until you came back? If you even came back at all?
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