EM-Drabbles – Fifty

Benita loved naming things.

When she was a child every toy had a name and if the people next door might have neglected to call their chickens anything, Benita had a name for each.

She would name people she saw in the street and when she finally found a boyfriend she delighted in bestowing a different name upon him each day of the week.

The day before their wedding he found a list of twelve names – six male, six female – on her notepad.

“What are these for?”

She smiled at him radiantly.

“Our children, of course.”

He cancelled the wedding.

E.M. Swift-Hook

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