Mercy By Adam Szymkowicz

ORVILLE: It was my wife you hit with your fucking car. She just went out to get milk. It should have been me you hit instead. We had an argument. It was a long day and I had just come home and she was like, ‚ÄúCan you go to the store?‚Äù and I yelled at her like an asshole. She said, ‚ÄúFine, I’ll do it.‚Äù I should have stopped her. But I was a lazy piece of shit and I let her walk out the door with her big swollen belly. If it had been me, maybe I could have got out of the way when you ran the red light. She couldn’t move as fast because she was carrying our child. Or maybe not. Maybe I’d be dead too. Either way, it should have been me. But it wasn’t. So now I’m here with this gun. (beat) So what do you have to say for yourself?