Short of the week: One too many by Borja Cobeaga

After his wife leaves him, Joaquín brings his mother-in-law back home to look after him and his son. He  awakens to the sound of his wife shutting the door when she leaves him. He wakes their son, Fernando, a young man. It’s quickly clear why she left: they live like pigs and do nothing around the flat except eat and watch TV. In desperation, they go to the rest home where the wife’s mother lives; they stand in the doorway looking in at the residents celebrating Mass. Lourdes sees them, waves, and they invite her home. Once she sees that they just want her to cook and clean, what will she do?

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