“I’ve given everything I need… I’ve given everything I could, to blow it to hell and gone, burrow down, and blow up the outside world…”
Susan lit a cigarette, and took a moment to reflect on the reality of her situation. She had left her house in quite a state. A sink full of pots and pans, a hamper full of laundry, a study covered in bits of her good for nothing husband, and a den littered with the bodies of her rotten kids. Her family was dead… and they were also out of of dish soap.
All she ever wanted was to ditch her bad high school reputation, back when they called her “Runaround Sue”. But the trappings of life in suburbia with the screaming children and their absentee father, who couldn’t be bothered to offer her a chance to get off her feet, had proven to be worse than any social stigma.
Oh that husband of hers made her furious. He expected his dinner to be on the table by six, and her back to be on the bed at eight — just to have him gobble down the meal without bothering to taste it, or move atop her for ten minutes before he groaned and rolled over.
What a lazy oaf. He couldn’t even do the housework that his traditionalist views on gender designated as wholly male…
Truthfully, she was glad that her husband had been too lazy to do the yard work. Thankful for that gnarled tree that he never got around to cutting down, no matter how many times she asked.
Otherwise, she would have never learned how to use the chainsaw.
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