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The Ex-Girlfriend.

11/19/2011

“The Ex-Girlfriend”

She was good at leaving, at leaving things behind: a shelf of awful 90s CDs, a plastic potato ricer. Her mail continued to trickle in.

She insisted on retrieving the potato ricer, a “family heirloom of great value.” Fine. Target had another one—an exact replica—for $3.99. But she needed the last word, like a storm needs water.

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An experiment in whittling, submitted to Very Very Very Short Stories. My friend Maggie (who also edited my submission, thanks Maggie!) wrote one, and my prolific friend Steffen wrote a bunch.

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