Finger Foods

“If we’re being literal, and we are because you make a meal out of your words, then I can say with confidence I don’t resemble the person you are describing right now, Regina.”

“Kevin, please stop trying to dodge the point of my accusations because you have a self-admitted pattern of being untruthful when it comes to events that you bear the most direct responsibility for. You only ever own a fuckup when all other attempts to misdirect or obfuscate matters have proven hopeless. This is what you do. Who you are.”

“Even if I admit to doing that, on a rare occasion, that doesn’t make me the scheming bogeyman you just described to our friends. At worst, I’m a guy who doesn’t want to look like an irredeemable asshole. I think that’s something most of us would like not to be tagged with, especially over hors d’oeuvres.”

“You provide the opening and I guess I can’t help but offer up my honest take.”

“Regina, you are letting yourself off by claiming the whole “just speaking the truth” bit here. There may be a kernel of that in your motivation, but I’d say you are simply wanting to shame me in front of the most important people in our lives so that you shine in comparison. Equal parts revenge and superiority.”

“You can believe what you want, contrary to the facts (as per usual) so that your ego remains untarnished. I’ve known this is what you do since we first moved in together. I figured I could live with and somehow tune it out.”

“But now you can’t do either, it seems.”


© 2022 Jeff E. Brown. All rights reserved.

By jebrownwriter

Houston, TX-based Writer and Photographer. Proud pet rescuer who spends nearly all his money on them.

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