MARY SCHERMER: Unconditional

I awoke in the cell, hoping, knowing Tim would come for me. He loved me. No matter what.

Even when I tried to kill the neighbors.

“Kate,” he murmured, stroking my hair, “let’s go home. It’s okay. I fenced in the yard so you can’t chase the neighborhood cats anymore!”

Mary Schermer lives in a small town on the southern shore of Lake Erie and writes short stories for enjoyment.

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