George pointed at the vacant seats by the campfire, “I told you this would never work.”
Ethel checked her cellphone. There were no missed calls. Defeated, she mumbled, “I really thought they would come this time. Fifi always roasts such wonderful marshmallows.”
George grumbled while Fifi, their pet Chimera, melted another smore.
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.