Read this story. It should only take you two minutes.
This is one of those amazing short pieces of fiction I love. Carver shows his mastery of storytelling here. The description is spot on, especially when he foreshadows with this line:
“The baby was red-faced and screaming. In the scuffle they knocked down a flowerpot that hung behind the stove.”
And the way the end comes up short nearly takes your breath away. Have a read and tell me what you think.