We couldn’t sit on the sofa in the house growing up. My mother didn’t allow it. The probability of spill, scratch, or rip was not entirely remote, so the couch remained shrouded in a plastic cover.
Charlotte LeBarron hails from the rural “Hilltown” region of Western Massachusetts, but currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She obtained dual degrees in Accounting and Communication from Boston College, and earned licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. Having recently fled her job as an auditor, Charlotte researches corporate governance at New York University’s School of Law, daydreams about becoming an academic, and fiddles with words. This is her first published story.