“Jamie’s moms weren’t sure if they should invite Linda too?”
It was a question containing more questions, nestled like a stack of paper cups. One of the contained questions was about Dad and Jimmy’s mom. Linda.
“She’s never coming back, August.”
“Huh? No. Not Linda. Your mother. She’s never coming back.” The admission crept like gray dawn across his face.
My voice cracked. “Like Jimmy.”
“Linda’s hurting bad.”
“It’s no reason to not like Jamie.”
“I told her that.” He let his breath out slowly. “Thanksgiving will be a nice interlude. Just you, me, and Jamie’s family.”
The September 19, 2019, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an interlude. It can be a pause between two key moments, the pause between acts in a play, an intermission, or a temporary amusement Go where the prompt leads you!
This 99 word episode follows Stepping Out.