When I moved to Madrid, in the summer of 2016, I learned Spanish expressions. One of them was “a bug in the house.” It was also my first year with the famous Spanish lottery. Lower middle class living per always, the lottery was tempting. & we played, like so many millions (or is billions) of others.

Here is a microfiction about that exciting time, from my book The Green Monk. It is called “A Bug in the House.”

“A Bug in the House” by Marcus Slease