An Honest Mistake

I walked into the wrong apartment coming back from work, and someone else’s wife embraced me.

Later, I sat in bed reading one of her husband’s books while she enjoyed a cigarette. A young girl knocked on our bedroom door. She needed a ride to her flute lesson. The woman who was not my wife leaned over and asked, “Is she yours?”

I answered. “I’ve never seen her before in my life”

The girl began to sob; my not wife and I laughed and laughed.

Michael Somes is a graduate from Denison University. His flash piece “Ground Rules” has appeared in Gutfire! Magazine.


Photo Credit: Darwin Bell


2 Responses to “An Honest Mistake”

  1. Gina says:

    I like when a day in life is peculiar.

  2. Teddy Kimathi says:

    I really enjoyed the twist of this narrative, from the beginning to the end.

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