ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES
by Bethany Lopez
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“He bought an RV? What the hell?”
“Swear jar,” Elin shot out.
In an effort to get the kids not to swear, The Douche and I had introduced the swear jar. Anytime someone swore, they had to put a quarter in the jar, and every so often we’d cash it out and the kids would get to pick out a movie to buy, or we’d go out for ice cream. I’d put a lot of money in that jar since the divorce. Elin loved that damn thing.
“Mom, yeah, we’re going camping in Dad’s new RV.” This Elena said quietly.
I took a moment to look around the room, then gave myself a small pinch to make sure I was awake.
“You mentioned that one of your friends had an RV and you wanted to try it, so your dad went out and bought one?”
The twins were now watching me like they were afraid my head might explode, and they were right … it was about to.
That son of a bitch, I shouted in my head, while trying to keep my face blank for the kids’ sake. Throwing money around on stupid shit, shit I could never in a million years compete with…
“Mom?” Elin called tentatively. “Are you gonna blow a gasket?”
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned.
I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go.
He was a f*cking liar.
Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other’s being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins.
I’ve got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing’s for sure… There’s always room for cupcakes.
☆¸.•*¨*★☆About the Author☆★*¨*•.¸☆
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.