The Silent P

The Silent P
Tell Ourselves Stories by Sara Pedigo (detail)

Tell Ourselves Stories by Sara Pedigo (detail)

He walks past her, bladder full, on his way to the men’s room.

Take me with you, she says.

Where?

Into the men’s room. I want to see the urinals.

She says this like she is a child who has just heard there is a Monkey House at the zoo and wants to tag along. The heel of her shoe is broken. She sits on the hotel lobby floor, twirling the pair by their sling back straps with her pointer finger.

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Erica Plouffe Lazure's fiction has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the Greensboro Review, Meridian, Eleven-Eleven, Inkwell, North Carolina Literary Review, Booth Literary Journal, The New Guard, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA.

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