She's looking in the mirror when the knock comes. It's 8:45. No kids, no Peter, no neighbors to hear her. Nothing standing between him, them, and the bedroom. And she's been feasting on her life; she's been saying this is about her. Finally, first and forever, not about her kids or her family or her duties or her goodness or her badness or anything other than watching those walnut shells shift around again and coming up with one thing she knows she wants, just for her: The feast.
Every crime's a Find-The-Lady, but most of all this one. They go around and around but when the knock comes at the door, you have to stop. It's time to look. Just tip it back and look underneath, and there you'll be. Where you always were.
So why can't you open the door?
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion and Fringe Science.