Acting Odd

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Jim sat on the other side of the dining room table again, watching Karen pour wine.

Lily was at a party, and Donny was out with his friends doing God-knows-what.

Jim picked at his food.

“Jim, what’s been up with you lately?”

He looked up.


“You’ve been acting up lately.”

“‘Acting up?’ What am I, five?”

She sipped her wine.

“You’ve been... Acting odd. The constant sex jokes, the way you played that video game, the jerking off in our room in the middle of the day. It’s not like you.”

“You’re right. I normally jerk off in the morning.”

Jim started laughing, and Karen threw down her fork and walked out of the room.

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