To Each Her Own

“It wasn’t the first time. To be honest, I knew he would carouse like a sailor on perpetual shore leave before I married him, so I politely ignored the obvious. My objective was not a husband but power.”


Trifextra challenge: Complete a story of which the opening five words had been given. Complete the following story in 33 words: ‘It wasn’t the first time.’
(The five words are not to be included in your 33 words)

A Story to Read  “Break All the Way Down” by Roxane Gay in Joyland, a Hub for Short Fiction.