BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features fiction by Robert Lopez and art by Rachel Hulin.
There is probably an office building, a compact car, a woman who works for a modest living. She is most probably an honest woman, so let’s not assume anything about her because she is left-handed and cross-eyed. That she wears blue eye shadow shouldn’t bother us either. This is how she was raised, so we can forgive her more than this. If she has a family she is probably good to them. She probably wakes up early to cook them breakfast, usually scrambled eggs, though sometimes it’s waffles. If she has a son it’s probably the son who begs her to make them every morning, guilts her into it about twice a week, although there’s never time for this. This is what she says to him, she says, I don’t have time for this.