Fam Idyll

by Sean Ennis

Grace has hidden a powerful stone under my pillow. I’m waiting to hear about a job that might change our lives, and I have been so dumb as to flirt with salmonella in the kitchen. Does my family doubt my loyalty? Not good enough is an idea so poisonous, vile, familiar. The cat is sick, so the cardinals and squirrels have come back to the front yard. Now, Grace is in the tub full of water heated by moonlight.


Sean Ennis is the author of CHASE US: Stories (Little A) and his fiction has appeared in Bending Genres, Diagram, New World Writing, X-R-A-Y and Expat. More of his work can be found here.