“And what about Lauren?”
“Oh. Lauren. I just have a bad feeling about that husband. I don’t know. The words don’t really make sense, do they? But they seemed to fly off the table, waiting for glue. I know it’s strange.”
“Nothing is strange,” I reassure. Or almost nothing. I’m going to the café for lunch. Maybe I’ll find Ethel or Marianne. We could make plans for a rose garden.
Camilla Lee was the winner of Redbook magazine’s short-short fiction contest for unpublished authors. She had a humor column in a local newspaper, and has published several personal essays, one in “They Only Laughed Later,” an anthology of the experiences of expatriate women. She has a book of personal essays: Life Stories, from Reno to the Azores.
She and her husband and children have lived in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. She now lives on the seacoast in Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA.