Linda McMullen

“Margot – let’s talk – please.”
Robert insisted,
Broaching the pale fence
To her parched garden.
He bent toward her,
As she sat tending
Her twice-singed lilies
One airless morning.
Margot didn’t stir.
“You’re ten years too late.” 
She said, and then served
Dear Robert with papers.



Linda McMullen is a wife, mother, diplomat, and homesick Wisconsinite. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in over fifty literary magazines, including Drunk Monkeys, Storgy, and Newfound.
Twitter: LindaCMcMullen