THE PITY FEE

“Are you going to be a warrior or a wimp this time?” Jackie asks. Her husband sniffs dramatically. He’s got a cold. She knows what he wants. “My fee for husband pity is $20.00 per hour,” she says. “Payment due upfront.” He sighs and reaches for his wallet. She smiles. 



Laura Stamps loves to play with words and create hybrid forms for her fiction. Author of several novels and short story collections, including IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RIDE: CAT MANIA (Alien Buddha Press). Muses Prize. Pulitzer Prize nomination. 7 Pushcart Prize nominations. Mom of 5 cats. Twitter: @LauraStamps16.  www.laurastampsfiction.blogspot.com   

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