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Citrus, Snakes, and Guns

By Skyler Boudreau All Rights Reserved ©

Drama

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This is a piece of flashfiction that I wrote a while ago. It is meant to be short and brief, and is more of a series of observations from the narrator's point of view than a true short story. It's different than what I usually write.

Citrus, Snakes, and Guns

Where I’m from, the fashion is all pretty similar. In fact, all the inhabitants of my building dress exactly the same. It’s a bit of a drag to walk into the lunchroom and see the same shade of citrus everywhere you look. There’s no variation in color or style. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, tall or short, rich or poor. The administrators want to keep everything fair. It’s really quite thoughtful of them.

One thing does vary though. The tattoos. Some of us don’t have any, but most of us do. I’ve got a snake coiled around my ankle, and my roomie has a pentagram on her back.

We’re all damn interesting too. Max knows sixty different ways to set a fire. Jill can drain all the of the blood from your body in under five minutes. And me, well, I know my way around any gun that you place in my hands. My doctor says that I have ‘irrational tendencies and a near catastrophic temper’, but I don’t think she knows what she’s talking about. If my father hadn’t pissed me off last year I wouldn’t’ve had to show him the end of my rifle. The one without the trigger. It was his fault, not mine. My doctor should realize that by now.

The rest of the staff are awfully understanding of us though. They seem to understand that some of us only respond well to insults or threats, and speak to us accordingly.

Aside from being so considerate, the staff even gave us our own special name.

Criminal scum.

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