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Dirk The Halloween Sucker

written by: Karen Walker


Despite licks from irate husbands, Dirk was a sucker for the ladies
—the cheap Halloween kind of sucker
(a bag of 500 for $2))
in garish colors,
with no flavor and a nasty aftertaste,
that prompted hairy eyeballs from trick-or-treaters
when he stood in his doorway dressed up as a sexy devil
and threw handfuls into pillowcases
because he didn’t like them either
—the sucker that is;
not the kids,
and certainly not their mothers.

Karen Walker

Karen Walker

After listening to long long tales of woe all day at work, Karen comes home and writes short short fiction.
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