BEHR Casual Day T18-13©: Paint chip color in his hand when Clare confesses in the middle of Home Depot she’s been unfaithful.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Department at the firm where Clare and the man who’s fucking her work together.
702 N. Bridge Street, Apt. #8: The new home away from home.
Provisions: One plate. One toothbrush. One warm side of the bed.
Saturday: Day of the week he picks up his fourteen-year-old daughter, Avery, who makes no qualms about telling him what’s going on between her so-called parents is pure shit.
Agreement: What’s going on between him and Clare is pure shit.
Darcie, Sarah, Alice: Names of the women he has had one-night stands with since the break-up.
Inside of a Scooped Melon: The condition of his heart.
2:00 A.M.: The blue-tinged numbers displayed on the truck’s dashboard as he sits across the street from the house he and Clare once shared.
Pink bathrobe: What Clare wears as she looks out the living room window.
December 12, 1989: The first time Clare let the pink bathrobe slip from her shoulders as she told him he was her one and only.
Lavender & Mint: Scent associated with the small hollow at the nape of Clare’s neck where his lips belong.
One hundred fifty-three: The number of steps between his truck and the front door.
Kristin Tenor finds inspiration in life’s quiet details and believes in their power to illuminate the extraordinary. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in both print and online literary journals, including the Midwest Review, Spelk Fiction, Spry Literary Journal, Milk Candy Review, River Teeth–Beautiful Things, among others. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband.