by Laura Goodchild
The initial paperwork was signed a year to the day after they met. This was seen as proper protocol. Both parties were far from satisfied with the partnership but the merger went ahead anyway, they both had something to gain after all.
True to her side of the terms it was only once their children had grown and moved away did the female begin to consider their deal complete. Being the gentleman he was it was only after the female began to show signs of aging did the male begin to interview others for the job title.
Both wished to terminate their agreement but neither wished to fill out the necessary paperwork.
Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal, and The BG News. He has also worked as a professional writer and editor in the medical publishing industry for several years. For the last 15 years Richard has also taught literature and writing at the secondary and post-secondary levels. He works much of the time with at-risk students.