Meet Betty, a fearless woman who can't resist a man down on his luck, despite knowing the risks. Time and again, her lovers prove themselves unfaithful, and Betty's wrath is something to behold. But her latest nameless paramour, a chance encounter at "Chicken N Biskit," takes infidelity to new heights when he succumbs to temptation in a cemetery. Is he merely a scoundrel, or is there more to this enigmatic man than meets the eye? Join Betty as she navigates the tumultuous world of love, friendship, and the shadows of the past in this sizzling tale of desire, deception, and self-discovery.
I have been living with Betty, in Betty's house, for six months now.
Her purse dangling at the end of its long chain bumped me when she rose from the table that day in the Chicken N Biskits. Betty rubbed my arm slowly and softly. When she left, there was a crumpled wad of paper on the table--a ten-dollar bill with her name and phone number scrawled over Hamilton's smug face. I was insulted that such a troll would think that the likes of me would give her one second of my time. I kept the ten spot and a little voice told me to put the number in my jacked up flip phone with the missing zero. I tell you, a brother is having a hard time when he don't even have a zero on his phone. When Friday came and the eagle hadn't flown, the Manager tossed my things out into the rain, with a nest of bugs to keep me company.
Love is complicated. Check out these books and stories by this author:
Maura and Her Two Husbands
Into the Water
Odd Voices in Love
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About the Author
Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. At UofH he studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni. In 1987, Charles was a 1st place prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for his short story Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He is the author of the novels The Butterfly Killer, The Road to Astroworld, and Boy For Hire. He is also the author of several story and poetry collections.