New Online Story, “The Suit”

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There’s a new online story posted on my website. This one’s called “The Suit.” It’s about a man named Jon Zanetti who loses his job at his advertising firm and ends up working at the local supermarket. With his dignity all but tapped out, he decides to hijack the store…armed with nothing more than a really nice suit.

Here’s a taste:

     Jon wanted to apologize for not being able to support the family, but he had already apologized so many times, the idea of apologizing again just seemed hollow. He turned and watched his wife iron in nothing more than her socks and underwear. He followed her long, muscular legs all the way up to her white cotton panties. Sheila had been a runner in college, and she still had those thick yet feminine legs only female runners seem to have. He realized this was the most he had seen of his wife since losing his job.

     Sheila finished ironing her scrubs, and Jon quickly turned back to the closet so she wouldn’t catch him staring. She dressed and left without saying good-bye, leaving Jon with nothing to do but get his clothes ready for his shift at the store the next day.

     He pulled out an anonymous pair of khakis and a tan polo, but he couldn’t stand the sight of them. He threw them back into the closet and slammed the door. He leaned his back against it, knowing that his smock was waiting for him, clawing at the door. Gathering his resolve, he opened the door, but it wasn’t the smock that drew his attention. No, it was the Valentino suit, hanging there amidst his pauper clothes, reminding him of what he once was, looking regal and reeking of all his past success. He smiled at it like an old friend coming to visit and he felt like his old friend smiled back.

If you want to read the rest of the story, check it out here: The Suit

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~ by themoderntranscendentalist on September 10, 2016.

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