James Alexander's fiction has appeared online in previous incarnations of Unlikely Stories, as well as in BULL, Gadfly, Sleet, Pif and elsewhere, and in print in New Pop Lit.
“Does it bother you that I’m dying?”
“What? Of course it does.”
“Just checking. I’m starting an experimental treatment. If it works they’re talking full remission, total cure.”
Glen blushed. The night before, he’d had that very thought when the snow began to fall, but was so engrossed in a crime drama marathon that he didn’t think it again until about eight inches were already piled up, so he didn’t bother. His inexcusable laziness created so much more work for the both of them; it shamed him.