With filched candy bars and vodka nips tucked in your waistband, you stumble out of the gas station, her loving arm wrapped around your shoulder, her mouth whispering “these are the best days of our lives,” but later, as the buzz wanes and chocolate covers your lips like an abstract painting, the rush gone, you hope she’s wrong.
Will Musgrove is a writer and journalist from Northwest Iowa. He received an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in trampset, Versification, Unstamatic, (mac)ro(mic), Ghost Parachute, Overheard Lit, Truffle Magazine, Flash Frontier, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter at @Will_Musgrove.
image: Jade Hawk is a meat popsicle.