Carmella vs. Carol

by Chris Killen

I think about Carmella for the first sixteen minutes of my shift. Then I think about Carol for the next five minutes. Then I think about Carmella for the next three minutes. Then I think about fruit and vegetables for a long time. Then I think about Carmella and Carol somehow knowing each other and being friends and both thinking I am an asshole and not talking to me and having lesbian sex together and then that not happening but maybe them just having a drunken kiss once and it being a bit awkward the next time they see each other but essentially not ruining their friendship and then a time where they are both sitting in Carol's room on her bed and looking down at Carol's knee together and Carol's knee feeling happy about being looked at. Then I go on my lunch break.


Chris Killen, author of Email to a Cat, is currently posting one chapter per day of his short novel "untitled 'supermarket nightmare'" on his blog. This piece - Carmella vs. Carol - is Chapter 34.