A very unusual petting zoo comes to town and it changes people in its wake
The squeaky third wheel of the cart screeched in the packed grocery store, pulling the cart hard to the right before Emi pulled it back to the left. She eyed a parked cart sitting beside a display stand of mixed vegetables. It looked newer and she was sure she could move the contents to her cart before the old, bent-backed gray haired woman browsing nearby noticed.
“Any fruits?” Janelle asked, tapping a long nail against reddened lips as she turned around the area.
Oh no! Don’t! Don’t buy that pack of gum, it- oh, you did it. Well. Uh. Maybe… Maybe you’ll come to like what happens.
Aw, who am I kidding. You’re gonna fucking love it.
Innuendo? How about in-your-end….oh…. dangit.
His fingers drum on the counter before reaching out to take his change and the package of gum he’d just purchased. Knowing how quickly the flavor would weaken, he waits until he sits outside of the manager’s office before unwrapping and sliding the stick of gum into his mouth.
The intense flavor hits him immediately and he moans. …
An old woman overhears an argument between husband and wife over the wife’s breast reduction and decides to give the man a small taste of karma… that ends up being anything but small and leaves the man beginning to be bred by a bull.
“All I’m saying is to give it some more thought,” Tyler pleaded with his wife.
“You’ve know I’ve wanted to do it,” Judy answered with a long-suffering sigh. As much as she tried, she couldn’t hide the stress from her decision as well as her continued disagreement with her husband.
The recently wed couple sat in the back corner of a busy local coffee shop. …
Jason stared through the tempered glass window next to him as the city bus rattled over the uneven street. In the aisle seat to his right, his companion, Greg, lay with his head back against the headrest and his eyes closed to help against the car sickness he felt from the fumes and rough terrain.
Although it wasn’t their first time in the area, the transition to the rough neighborhood was as shocking the second time as it was the first. Jason watched for it on this ride and as soon as they crossed Center street, yards went from well trimmed and even to ragged lawns covered with old toys, machinery he couldn’t identify, and other random pieces of trash. …
Sabine toyed with the collar dangling from the back of her neck. She reached up, scratching her throat and then around to her nape. It was there, beneath the surface of her skin, as if the beast were clawing her flesh. Sweat poured down her naked back, catching against the few scattered hairs lining her spine. Wetting them until they were slick against her body.
So difficult to hold it back. It was part of her training. Grabbing the wolf by the neck to restrain it and keep her changes at bay as long as possible. Three months since she was bitten by her girlfriend – the gift purposefully passed on when she thought she was ready.…
The lunch crowd rushed along the sidewalk, flowing around Milly as if she were a pebble in a coursing river. She clung to her purse, fixing her chestnut brown hair every time a pedestrian jostled her. The two chopsticks holding her hair up felt loose but she had no time to fix them; she just prayed they wouldn’t come out. They were her only nice pair, despite the chips along their length.
She moved with a purpose, keeping her distance from everyone as they made their way to their favorite cafes. Her stomach growled but she pressed her balled hand against her cream-colored blouse. …