Here’s my fourth You Are Here Stories post. March’s theme is Mess & Place.
The stack of plates next to the sink had bits of dried cheese and other unidentifiable foodstuff stuck to them. A frying pan and a couple of saucepans were soaking in dirty dishwater in the sink, along with handfuls of cutlery. Unwashed drinking glasses were colonizing next to the dirty plates. I had just recovered a couple more from the living room where they had been abandoned, water rings left behind on the garage-sale end tables.
The house was quiet. The students who weren’t still sleeping in their bedrooms were scattered across campus, attending class or studying in the library.
And I was annoyed.