Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Meghan Wynne teaches English at Muskingum College and lives in the tiny town of New Concord, Ohio, where astronaut John Glenn was raised. (“It’s our only claim to fame,” she says, “and we never let anybody forget it.”) Her fiction has appeared in StoryQuarterly, and she is at work on a novel.
It was just my mother’s luck: Fred left, and then she couldn’t get her contraceptive sponge out. She had forgotten about it through the long night, as she and Fred had fought and car headlights had panned across my bedroom walls.