by Joel Arnold
“You were lucky,” I say, testing her. “To find a place so easily with this guy, even in this current housing market.”
Ellen nods again. I try to get her to look at me, but she won’t.
“He just showed you this house. Said it’s yours if you want it?”
Ellen yawns. “I’m tired,” she says. “I had a busy day.”
“Sounds like it.”
Then she snaps. “Look, what are you trying to imply?” Her eyes flash. “I got the house fair and square. It’s a nice house, and now you’re accusing me — ” She stops.
“Accusing you of what?” I ask.
Her eyes smolder. My heart races.
“You should thank me,” she says.
I leave the room.
About the Author
Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including WEIRD TALES, CHIZINE, AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE and Cemetery Dance’s anthology SHIVERS VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Gulliver Travel & Research Grant. (more…)
About the Narrator
Matthew Wayne Selznick is an author, creator, and creative services provider living in Long Beach, California. He’s the author of the Parsec Award nominated “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” as well as his latest novel, “Pilgrimage,” and a number of other titles set in a variety of storyworlds.