‘Open Marriage’ by Roxane Gay

Generally I prefer Roxane Gay’s non-fiction work but there are some absolute corkers in her short story collection Difficult Women. ‘Open Marriage’ is one of the shortest pieces. The premise is simple; a husband suggests to his wife that they have an open marriage. They discuss the idea while she eats an out-of-date yoghurt. The final two lines are killer.

From Difficult Women. Available to read here

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