The Last Time I Saw Susie

My ex-wife flings a saucepan into a box. Outside a stranger scrambles across the snow. A gun-brandishing cop follows. I step to the window, my body her shield.


Katherine Gleason’s stories have appeared in journals such as Cheap Pop, Derelict Lit, Every Day Fiction, Gone Lawn, Hobart, Juked, Jellyfish Review, and Menacing Hedge. She’s won first prize in the River Styx/Schlafly Beer Micro-Fiction Contest, garnered an honorable mention from Glimmer Train, and been nominated for a Best of the Net award. Her play “The Toe Incident” won the Christopher Hewitt Award for Drama in 2020. Website: katherinegleason.com. Twitter: @KGleasonWriter.