Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
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“Fifteen two, fifteen four, and a pair for six.” Sephie beamed.
Dad matched her smile across the table. “Nice hand. Cass?”
I laid down my cards, trying to keep the gloat off my face and failing.
“Fifteen two, fifteen four, fifteen six, and a run for ten!”
Mom moved our peg. “We win.”
I shoulder-danced. “I can give you lessons if you want, Sephie.”
She rolled her eyes. “In being a poor sport?”
I laughed and dug into the popcorn. Mom had made a huge batch,
super salty and doused in brewer’s yeast. That had been an hour earlier,
when we’d started game night. The bowl was getting down to the old
maids. I dug around for the ones showing a peek of white. Part-popped old
maids are worth their weight in gold, taste-wise.
“Need a refill?” Dad stood, pointing at Mom’s half-full glass sweating
in the sticky May air. Summer was coming early this year—at least that’s
what my biology teacher, Mr. Patterson, had said. Was really going to mess
He’d seemed bothered by this, but I bet I wasn’t the only kid looking
forward to a hot break. Sephie and I planned to turn as brown as baked
beans and bleach our dark hair blonde. She’d heard from a friend of a friend
that baby oil on our skin and vinegar water spritzed in our hair would work
as well as those expensive coconut-scented tanning oils and Sun In. We’d
even whispered about finding a spot at the edge of our property, where the
woods broke for the drainage ditch, to lay out naked. The thought made me
shiver. Boys liked no tan lines. I’d learned that watching Little Darlings.
Mom lifted her drink and emptied it before offering it to Dad.
He strode over to her side of the table, leaning in for a deep kiss before
taking her glass. Now I was rolling my eyes right along with Sephie. Mom
and Dad, mostly Dad, regularly tried to convince us that we were lucky they
were still so in love, but gross.
Dad pulled away from kissing Mom and caught our expressions. He
laughed his air-only heh heh laugh, setting down both glasses so he was free
to massage Mom’s shoulders. They were an attractive couple, people said it
all the time. Mom had been beautiful, every cloudy picture taken of her
proved that, and she still had the glossy brown hair and wide eyes, though
incubating Sephie and me had padded her hips and belly.
Dad was handsome, too, with a Charles Bronson thing going on. You could see how
they’d ended up together, especially after Mom downed a glass of wine, and
she’d let spill how she’d always been drawn to the bad boys, even back in
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