House Secrets by Mike Lawson

Opening lines:

“That did it,” Carl said after a minute. “i just saw a buncha bubbles come out.”

“Yeah, well, hold him there a while. I don’t want what happened in that movie.”

“Movie?”

“you know, the one with what’s-her-name, where she boils the rabbit.”

“Oh, yeah. But what’s that–“

“At the end there, don’t you remember? When Douglas gets her in the tub? Bubbles comin’ outta her mouth, eyes wide open, then like five minutes later the bitch pops up and tries to stab him.”

“I don’t remember that part,” Carl said. “I remember the rabbit but…”

“Oh, for Christ’s sake,” Jimmy said. “Just hold him there.”