Carnies

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By Sheree Shatsky

She holds my stick and bites crisp, her lips lingering my caramel and rolled peanuts. Her tongue swirls me in, tart and sweet and nutty. He salivates and leans in for a taste. She teases me back and nips me a trickle. He adjusts his boxers and she laughs, waving me in his face. He grabs my stick. She jerks me away. I lose my head and roll towards the Tilt-A-Whirl.

         
Sheree Shatsky was selected by the AWP Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program as a Spring 2018 mentee for flash fiction. Her work has recently appeared in X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, KYSO Flash and mac(ro)mic with work forthcoming in Sleet Magazine, among others.

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