Watching What I’ll Do

Kate puts her arm around Sam and speaks to me. “I’m getting her out of here, we don’t need to see this shit.” My dad is calling the cops and telling Jake he can get him charged with assault.

Mattie has grabbed a cloth for my mum and my mum rips it out of her hands. Kate says to me, “Hey, you don’t have to stand here either.”

Jake is still looking at me — not staring at me, but watching what I’ll do. I grab my and Claire’s stuff and walk out with Kate and Sam.

"Foggy Night" by Paul Bica, edited by A. Malcolm

"Foggy Night" by Paul Bica, edited by A. Malcolm