Wednesday 6 July 2022

Coping Mechanisms by Jim Anderson, whiskey sour


Paulson lay in the tub like a gray whale. Or some other fat, aquatic beast.


The door flew open. His wife barged in, shaking her head. She wore her shorts and tee-shirt tight, her blond bangs pasted to her forehead. ‘You have no dignity at all.’


‘You can’t eat dignity.’


‘You can’t eat anything unless I bring it you.’ She snatched his phone off the toilet lid.




‘You want it? Get out of the tub!’


‘I can’t take the heat.’


‘The AC is being replaced. I sold some of your comic books.’


‘You what?’


‘Just the ones in plastic.’

About the author 


Jim Anderson lives in southeast Michigan, USA, and blogs at 

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