The Morning After

by Eva Gurfein

The memory of her kisses stains his lips ruby red. He splashes water on his face and scrubs his mouth with a towel, then reassesses his reflection in the mirror. A clown with a painted smile looks back at him. Eyes bloodshot, full of judgment. She’ll be home any minute now. Splash, scrub – tight lips keep secrets best.


Eva Gurfein is a college student studying Psychology and Writing. She writes about the crazy people she encounters in life.