account_circle by Lauri Maerov
Lauri Maerov is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles. Her essays have appeared in Southern Humanities Review and Every Woman Has a Story (Warner Books). She won the 1999 Literary Awards Fiction Prize for her short story "The Last Great Days of Slam Dunk" from Another Chicago Magazine. In addition, she is the author of the novel Copycat (Penguin).

Micro-Fiction

Family Life

Issue No. 65 ~ October, 2002

The bathroom door closes slowly–the triangle of harsh light thins to gray as my lover shuts himself in. Only seconds before, Ralph whispered in my ear as I lay beside my son on the hotel …