“Don’t look in that drawer! Don’t look in that drawer!” I know there’s nothing in it, but I don’t want her to see what I’m hiding. She looks anyway. “It’s empty.” she says, completely deceived.
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He has a wife, Vickie and a daughter, Sage. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including Prime Mincer, Sheepshead Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Fox Cry, Prairie Winds and The Red Cedar Review, with work forthcoming in The William and Mary Review, Bluestem and The Meadow. He lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois.