After-Hours Job Interview with Your One-Time Crush

by | Aug 8, 2023 | Fiction, Issue Thirty-Four

You’re hoping he can be objective, overlook that zinfandel kiss you shared last year. You were tipsy and the cool night smelled of jasmine. He silked his jacket over your shoulders. Now, his office is stale with cigarette smoke infused with potent cologne. You anticipate his questions, mulling memorized answers. But suddenly he’s beside you, on you, reaching beneath your blouse, clamping ravenous lips on yours. You feel you’re choking—on his tongue, Versace, on bewilderment. You try to resist but he grabs, pulls, pinches. You scream. Disbelief clouds his face as if to say Didn’t we have an understanding?

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