She’ll fall asleep on him on the sofa and when she wakes up the TV will be the only light in the room. She’ll go up to bed and they’ll both be tired and they’ll kiss but nothing else. She’ll fall asleep, dream of Chinese people, Chinese food, dogs and bookmobiles and kids. She dreams of children too often these days.
My short story “The Future, One Day At A Time” appears in Aesthetica. It is a story told in the future tense about a woman who is dissatisfied with her life, and finds an dying dog.