Fiction: "My Mother Told Me You Could Only Know An Orange Was Good After You Smelled Its Navel And It Smelled Like Florida" by Megan Garwood

Writing in X-Ray Literary Magazine, Megan Garwood's one-paragraph short story features grocery shopping, groping, wildlife, age, and worker solidarity.

At the grocery store, I am buying whole milk and skim milk because I like to put whole milk in my coffee and I like to use skim milk in my Smacks. I am reaching for a gallon jug when I feel someone grab my butt with a heavy hand. I turn around to see a man with little expression pat my rear. I ask him what does he think he is doing and he smiles and tells me to have a nice day.

Full story here.