Out of Why

Image of a bin of empty wine bottles.It was Day 172 of sheltering in place and Karen was going to kill her family. Between her husband’s neediness, her daughter sleeping until noon, and her son sucking up the bandwidth playing Fortnite, she was at the end of her rope. That night she heard a voice whispering. “Out of why…out of why…” She didn’t understand what it meant but she had a terrible sense of foreboding.

The next day her family drove her nearly to the edge and as she frantically opened the fridge, she understood the omen. “Out of wine.”

And that’s when she started screaming.

Bryan Starchman is an author and teacher living in San Francisco, California. Learn more about Bryan at www.bryanstarchman.com.
Photo Credit: Brien Aho for the Office of Public Affairs

2 Responses to “Out of Why”

  1. Amina says:

    What a sad story but has a strong impact! Love it!

  2. Samuel says:

    I liked your story Bryan Starchman. Good job! <3

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