“Messages” was published as a Max Avalon short by Zahrmae Publishing Press on Feb. 15, 2014.
It’s not stealing if you take things out of the Goodwill box behind St. Gregory’s in the middle of the night.
It’s especially not stealing when civilization is so far gone even anarchy sounds good, and you’ve just escaped from a hospital where the nurses turned into religious Nazi’s. I pinch the back of my hospital gown so my butt doesn’t stick out when I reach into the bin. Those slutty-sick-girl costumes are terrible for self-esteem.
I find a pair of pretty good jeans and a pair of sneakers that are almost the right size, and a T-shirt with a Jack Daniels bottle on the front and Party Till You Stink written in neon-orange letters on the back.
No socks—who needs them?
No bra—I wish I needed that a little more.
No panties—too bad about the panties.
You can buy “Messages” here.