• Cathryn Grant

1-Minute Fiction: Do Try

Updated: Jul 11, 2020

When the woman smiled, her teeth were individually perfect, but the smile overall was off-balance. “I prefer you call me mother-in-love.”


Tami’s throat tightened. Her neck stiffened, refusing to allow her head to nod politely of its own volition.


“Love my son like I do and we’ll get along just fine.”


Tami thought her breathing might stop entirely.


The woman’s smile disappeared. “Of course that’s impossible, but do try. You should try.”

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