A Man in the House
Fiction by David Meischen
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On impulse, giggling, she leaned into him, her lips to his ear, and sang a breathy bit of silliness from the lyrics. There’s such a funny meter to the roar of your repeater. Rupert shivered, and when she pulled back to look at him, his cheeks were bright with the rush of blood. In the instant, brushing against him as they danced, she felt the ridge of his erection against her and knew what she was feeling. Rupert swept her away from him and into the swing. He scrambled oﬀ the porch, and was gone. She sat waiting – she didn’t know what else to do – and when he came back the day had dimmed.
David Meischen has short stories in or forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Dogwood, Prime Number, Superstition Review, Talking Writing, and Valparaiso Fiction Review. Meischen’s poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, Borderlands, Cider Press Review, and elsewhere. He is the co-editor of Wingbeats: Exercises and Practice in Poetry, a 2011 release from Dos Gatos Press.