“And so, Lonnie’s birthday was on a Monday, and she’s exactly two days younger than Gary, whose birthday is June eighth. So add two days, and the tenth was a Wednesday. It’s Wednesday again tonight–I know that because I had my Tuesday figure drawing class at the community college last night–so that would make today the seventeeth, right?” Mary looked up for confirmation.

The cashier nodded her head silently, making no mention of the date displayed in the corner of her monitor.

“Alright, the seventeeth it is,” Mary scribbled the date on her check.


About John D. Moore

Writer, cartoonist, filmmaker, and student of Japanese language, literature, and cinema at the University of Utah.

One response »

  1. Logan says:

    But did the monitor show the date to indeed be the seventeenth, or not? Dramatic ambiguity!

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