MARC SIMON: Birthday Cake

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The recipe called for a quarter cup of spiced rum. She drank the rest of the rum while the cake baked. After it had cooled, she frosted the layers and put it on the table next to his birthday card. Then she lit the candles.

He would have been nine.


Marc Simon’s short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. Five of his one-act plays have been winners in various new works contests. His debut novel, The Leap Year Boy was published in December, 2012. In a former life Marc was a comedian in a sketch comedy group. Marc lives in Naples, Florida. View his work at marcsimonwriter.com.

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