Jake was a good man, she thought. She was lucky to share her life with him. She was blessed.

Later she’d go for a walk in the park and she would wear the broad-brimmed hat overgrown with red and white flowers. Her daughter said it made her look old. But she thought she was the cat’s meow. She smiled to think that Jake liked her in that hat.

THE TREATMENT BY MARK RUSSO

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 77

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