by Mickey Hunt A bright spring noon and there’s Nicole, sitting at the café
table along the sidewalk. “Lauren!” she says and jumps up. “Wow. So glad you
came. A wonderful reunion for my birthday.”
We hug and
I say, “You look so good, Nicole.” “You do, too.” “I can’t
believe it’s been, how many? Five years since graduation?” “Yeah!”
Nicole says. “We’re really looking forward to your concert tonight.” “My first
Here’s a . . . Here’s a present for you. I hope it's not too big.” Nicole
reaches into the decorative bag and lifts out a snowy white hoodie emblazoned
with a Duke Blue Devil. “Perfect, it’s perfect!” she says, holding it up...
"The Cruller Twist" (956 words) a "literary" story, is available for publication. It was a finalist in the 2016 Neoverse writing competition. Read it HERE.