Sixteen Seconds

My latest short story Sixteen Seconds just went live on Out of Print!

March is conspiring against Charlotte, a young woman who just wants to enjoy her life, guilt free. But between her boyfriend’s mother harassing her and the devil-may-care attitude of her man on the side, a life of conscience free pleasures might be as hard to come by as reliable weather in March.

In her purse her phone buzzed. For a full minute she ignored it, blowing softly on the surface of her coffee, peeling away the heat one layer at a time in between each muffled vibration. Eventually, it gave up and stilled. She waited another minute before bringing her paper cup to her lips, scalding them again. She couldn’t have one victory — not one single victory today! Soaked to her skin by the rain, abandoned by Aidan, pestered by her phone, and burned by the one comfort she could usually count on. She clicked her tongue angrily and thrust her hand into her purse for her phone. Might as well just accept things as there were today.

Check out the full story here.

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