Remember when you were five or eight or thirteen and adults forgot you were around?

Of course, it was rarely a time when you wanted them to forget you were there.

I’m talking about the occasions when you overhead them talking about things they’d never, ever say if they knew you were listening.

There’s something universal about that experience that rings true in whichever decade you were the kid with the big ears.

That’s something Karen Fonville writes about in this week’s story podcast, “Rationing.” It’s from Fiction River Special Edition:  Crime.



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You can read “Rationing” by Karen Fonville in Fiction River Special Edition:  Crime, which is available in ebook and trade paperback at your favorite retailer.