"A Stepmother, Losing Her Marbles"
I'd long lost the fun of the game. I saw only how I'd used the game like the smiling façade of a carnival barker, the mask I wore while I tried to figure out who the hell I was. See the happy new wife, still having plenty of sex! Plunk. See the smiling stepmother, proving to all those who warned her off - Do you know what you're getting into? Those kids will ruin your marriage. Have you lost your senses, your marbles, your mind? - that she can love, and be loved by, someone else's children.
Teri Carter is a writer living in Kentucky. She is working on her first book.