two young girls jumping on bed

“Little Witches” by Bill Cook

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The two girls giggle on the sofa as Mamma brings home another black man. They excuse themselves to her bedroom, stealing pink lemonade and milk, mixing it in her room in shot glasses. They get Dad's old clothes out of the closet, folding themselves inside, twirling fingertips like wands sharing their secret incantations with him.

Little Witches

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About the Author
Bill Cook’s work has appeared in Juked, elimae, Right Hand Pointing, SmokeLong Quarterly, in Dzanc's anthology Best of the Web 2009, New Flash Fiction Review, Monarch Review, and elsewhere. He resides in a small community nestled within the Sierra Pelona Mountain Range.
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