Moshe warned us about his brother’s bizarre
moods. Aaron would be sailing along, then an
insignificant, casual comment would spark his
rage. We should take special care when
addressing personal remarks. Aaron was morbidly
obese, and extremely tetchy around the subject.
Once Moshe had suggested his brother diet.
Aaron had flared up, then ostracized Moshe for
over a year. He was still sullen, prone to
embarrassing public outbursts. I began to wonder
how Aaron conducted his business so
successfully. No one grew fabulously rich by
being obnoxious. I prettified my face one more
time, and stepped into the limousine. It was time
to meet Mr Steinberg’s stray son in the flesh.

Author: Robert James Berry

Poet & Novelist