“Housewife” — Amy Hempel

“Housewife,” a very short story by Amy Hempel

She would always sleep with her husband and with another man in the course of the same day, and then the rest of the day, for whatever was left to her of that day, she would exploit by incanting, “French film, French film.”

(From Micro Fiction, edited by Jerome Stern).

8 thoughts on ““Housewife” — Amy Hempel”

  1. I haven’t tried writing flash fiction yet but am Intrigued by its brevity . Its required precision. I may try paring down a.piece I’ve already written and see where it takes me…


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