50-words about silence
In the sudden silence after the furnace blower shut off, Heather heard her husband whispering. His words were indistinct, his frustration clear.
Heather stopped breathing, listened.
A woman’s voice slipped through Bill’s cell phone.
Bill’s reply: “She’s home early. I don’t know why.”
Heather called out, “Bill, who’s that?”
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