short short short story by Evan Schaeffer


Head banger, my wife tells the dentist. He has my husband’s temper.
The dentist looks at me. Our son grins his toothless grin.
His adult teeth will be fine, the dentist says.
My wife squeezes my hand.
I will not mention she was alone with him.  I will not mention the marks on the wood floor.
Will not. Will not.
Bio: Evan Schaeffer’s writing has been published by Artful Dodge, Runner’s World, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. His full publishing history is at


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