Singing in the Shower (HTML excerpt)
The only warning Veronica got was an unreasonably high utility bill. It turned out Ashley had gotten into the habit of taking ultra-long showers. When Veronica confronted her, she just shrugged and said, “I’ll pay the difference.”

“You’d better,” Veronica said, and left it at that.

Later Veronica would wish she hadn’t, but how was she to know? Her roommate regularly took an hour prepping her hair and make-up for the day. She had the capacity to turn the task of clothing herself into an ordeal fraught with life-changing meaning. If Ashley was going to take an hour and a half in the shower, that was par for the course. Veronica couldn’t be blamed for failing to see any importance in it.

Nevertheless, it was the only clue she was going to get before it was too late....
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This has been an excerpt from the Friday Fictionette for July 8, 2016. Subscribers can download the full-length fictionette (963 words) from Patreon as an ebook or audiobook depending on their pledge tier.

Cover art features original photography by author, who was fortunate to have a dragonfly volunteer to model for the shot.
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