300 short stories: story 293

story: “The Other Wife” (“La femme cachée”)

author: Colette

year: 1924

where: the Ikea kitchen table

note: I love food descriptions in stories. Especially if the food oder is antiquated or peculiar to me. Also, this story was magnificent.

a line:  “Immodest without knowing it, everything about her bore the overly conspicuous marks of extreme happiness.”

theme(s): Marriage, exes, comparison

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