300 short stories:: story 154

story: Poor Girl 

author: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

year: 2018

where:  desk, work work

note: surprises at every turn! (translated)

a line: “Not only did she keep the house and work, she also looked after her mother-in-law, a former language-arts teacher, who was crazy about the theatre and literary readings, enjoyed the courtship of elderly military officers, and regularly came home “under guard.” Laughter, late-night dinners—the father would bathe the girl and read her a bedtime story before coming to the table.”

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