Those Close Doors.


Lyle: Why did you do it?

Mara: Because he picked up where you left off.

Lyle: What does that even mean?

Mara: He said the things that you used to say to me. He treated me like you once did. He continued what you stopped doing.

Lyle: Really? And what is that?

Mara: Loving me.

Lyle: That does not make any sense.

Mara: No it doesn’t.

Lyle: This cannot be taken against me. This is not a valid reason for cheating.

Mara: No it’s not. But you asked for the reason. I gave you an answer.

-an excerpt from an unfinished short story entitled Those Close Doors.