Girl Talk

Sheree Shatsky

Two girls pass me on the street styling identical jumpsuits, black with vertical red stripes. Both wear sun hats and loads of jingle jangle bracelets. I’ve noticed the taller girl working the cash register at Goodwill. She resembles Nicole Kidman. “How cute you both look,” I say as they smile by. “Love your Martens,” says Nicole. “Are they vintage?” asks the slight girl. We squeeze in a selfie and off they run, late for coffee or drinks or maybe both. I cheer them along, walking tall in my old black boots.

Sheree Shatsky writes short fiction believing much can be conveyed with a few wild words. Recent work has appeared in The Runcible Spoon, Bending Genres, Virtual Zine, Defenestration and New Flash Fiction Review with work forthcoming at The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. Read more at Sheree tweets @talktomememe.