Did her parents fight? Often in the aftermath Dad slept in the basement.
Claire tiptoed through the house. No sign of him. The family room door, however, was ajar behind the drapes. She switched on the outdoor light.
“TURN OFF THE LIGHT,” yelled Dad. He held a container of earthworms and a flashlight. “I don’t want neighbours seeing me in my pyjamas.”
Lights turned on in nearby houses. Neighbours stared through windows.
Claire remembered. Dad was going fishing later that day.