He bought her a five-pound Hershey bar as an apology. Later, in the kitchen, they found bits of silver wrapper, vomit, and her beagle, dead.
Eva Langston received her MFA from The University of New Orleans, and her fiction has been published in The Normal School, The GW Review, Talking River Review, The Sand Hill Review, and others. She is currently taking time off from her job as a high school math teacher to concentrate on writing. She works part-time as a bar trivia host and wine promoter. Follow her adventures at inthegardenofeva.com.
Tom McKenna is an English undergraduate at the University of Connecticut. This is his first published piece.