The Night Watchman’s Wife

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Every morning, she watches him clean his kerosene lantern. How tenderly he replaces the wick, how he cleans the glass with undivided attention. When he’s asleep, she breaks the wretched thing. Her body burns with fever that night. She wakes up soaked in sweat. It smells of kerosene.

19 thoughts on “The Night Watchman’s Wife

    1. mixedbag Post author

      Hi Sue! It’s always so nice to read your comment 🙂 I haven’t been blogging much, Gave birth to my 2nd child in November 🙂 motherhood is taking every ounce of energy I have. Hope you are well 🙂

  1. Stacie

    I love what you did here, especially the tone change from something that started out feeling like a beautiful moment. I guess he didn’t put the same loving care into his relationship!


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