“Garage Sale”

Life is difficult for an expectant couple struggling to get by — until they find the garage sale.

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“Now where we going?”
“Right here,“ Jeff said, slowing to turn the old pale-blue Chevy pickup truck at the next street. “There’s a garage sale just down here.”
“I didn’t think you even knew what a garage sale was.”
He looked over and smiled weakly. “Got somewhere better to go?”
Jenny shrugged. She blew air through her lips loudly. “Okay with me,” she said. “I’m just along for the ride.”
Jeff double-clutched to keep second gear from grinding on the downshift, a trick he’d learned plowing snow off driveways and parking lots last winter. He would’ve been working this weekend too, a side job, except he’d decided at the last minute that he better be with her instead of out at some farm laying shingles. There were groceries to buy and rent to pay and, since last Fall, his student loans to pay off.
And now there was the baby.

“Garage Sale” is one of the more touching stories in Baffled and Other StoriesBuy Baffled and Other Stories NOW!

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