The Sad Failure of Irony: Mystery Short Story

by Joyce Lautens O’Brien

She’d always suspected it was a bad thing and now she was certain. And what was she famous for, nothing really. It was all a mistake. She just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or the right time, depending on your point of view. How was she to know that a simple trip to the grocery store would lead to something like this? And she hadn’t wanted much at the store, just a little something for dinner since she didn't eat that much anymore.