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My Wife’s Phone

My Wife’s Phone

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My Wife’s Phone

by Sean Ennis

Got laid. By Grace, so there’s no shock or scandal. But not before I helped her find her phone. She swore she had it when she left Colleen’s, but now here she is crying in the car port, phoneless.

I imagine when Grace dies—I’ve seen this in movies—I’ll hug all her clothes in the closet, smelling the perfume I gave her. That’s how attracted to her I am.

This is not to say Grace is sick or involved in danger.

Sex is not a thank you card in this house. The phone was, almost inexplicably, on the bed.

Sean Ennis is the author of Chase Us: Stories (Little A) and his fiction has recently appeared in New World Writing, Diagram, Bending Genres, X-R-A-Y and HAD. More of his work can be found at