The Life & Times of Minor Characters

life-times-of-minor-charactersMary Ann had a thrilling day planned—wash basin full of dirty dishes, assorted soap-making and two dozen rabbit-sized waistcoats to iron out. The White Rabbit was vain and fastidious in his fidgety way. Some days she didn’t mind being an indentured servant to a time-obsessed member of the Leporidae. She liked the mundane nature of chores and how easily dirt and grime can be scrubbed away. With natural talent, she piled dishes higher than a house of cards. Until the damn pile toppled over with a crash and clatter. Then Mary Ann clenched her fist bloody in suppressed rage.



Gretchen Tessmer is an attorney and writer based in the U.S./Canadian borderlands of Northern New York. Her poetry and prose have appeared in literary journals in both the U.S. and U.K., including North American Review and Flash.


Photo credit: Jess Ayotte

2 Responses to “The Life & Times of Minor Characters”

  1. Donald says:

    Very cool!

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