EP151: Behind the Rules

By Stephanie Burgis.
Read by MA in PA (of Better Late Than Never).
First appeared in Forgotten Worlds, July 2006.
Closing music: “I Feel Fantastic” by Jonathan Coulton.

The first Jacqui wrote me out a list of instructions
thirty pages long. It contained all her history with
Robert, in detail. It gave me a list of all the things
to say and do when he’s hurt, or angry, or depressed.
I think she was the perfect wife. When I think about
how hard it is to measure up to her, my stomach feels

I’d been doing this job for three months. It was
supposed to get easier with time, not harder.

Rated R. Contains strong language and relationship drama.

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