Part Three by Hazy Shades of Me
Part One, Helena, is HERE
Part Two, Gladys, is HERE
“We got a new girl today.” My blade presses through the taught, red skin. “She’s a bit tragic, I think.”
“And what makes you think that?” Rick asks, sipping his wine, eyes widening over the rim of the glass.
“Well, I’m not sure, really. She just seems so…independent.”
“And independent translates to tragic for you?” His eyes get even bigger.
“Okay, maybe she’s not tragic. Maybe her situation is tragic.”
“So, what’s her situation, exactly?”
Juice mists my fingers as the red pepper splits into halves and falls open on the cutting board.
“God, I don’t really know that either, I guess. Her mother didn’t tell us much.”
“Well, I think one of us is drunk, Steph cuz I don’t get it.” He grins and pours himself another.
Stephanie contemplates the thinning hair and mangle of bracelets…
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