I am excited to debut this flash fiction piece as the November storyteller over at Sarah Potter Writes! I hope you enjoy the read of my story “Shoveling Conversation.”
Christy Birmingham is a poet, author and freelance writer in British Columbia, Canada. Her debut poetry collection Pathways to Illumination is available exclusively at Redmund Productions. If you haven’t been by her blog Poetic Parfait yet, check it out. You can also find Christy on Twitter.
We stood, I threw onions, we never left… in our minds.
It was Thursday, and we weren’t any more drunk than usual. Only a few bottles of Merlot in and already Alex was throwing words my way that amounted to a hit that felt like a shovel to the face.
“You can’t tell me that,” he said. “You told me – you said you wanted to give her up for adoption. How was I to know you didn’t mean it?”
I didn’t hear anything other than give her up for adoption. His mouth moved in ways that I wish…
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