Birthday Embroglio

The mini saga is a little-known genre, in which a story is written in exactly fifty words, not including the title – no more, no less. We hope you enjoy this issue’s playful contribution to the form.


Birthday Embroglio

I come home and see her by the bed.

I knew Harry was cheating! Policemen! They’re all unfaithful! And on my birthday!

I grab his revolver from the drawer and cut loose. I switch on the lights; the dressmaker’s dummy lies there, six holes in its coat.

Mink. My favorite.



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