By Ashley Lopez
Juliet was pacing back and forth over the run-down carpet with holes beneath her feet. Surrounding her were chipped moldy walls, piles of clutter and trash, villages of ants, and rat traps in the corners; the aroma of the studio was almost seeping an invisible, but green aura that are seen in cartoons. Where are those brats at? I’m freaking hungry. She mumbled to herself.
Suddenly, Lola burst the front door open as if she was racing to get there. At once, she could see the rage in Juliet’s eyes. “What the hell took you two so damn long? You think it’s funny to keep me waiting for food?”
“You think it’s funny I had to seduce someone for this food?” Winter snapped as she passed Lola through the door.
“What did you just say to me?”
“I said: you think it’s funny I had to fuck someone to feed your sorry ass?”
“It’s not my fault you’re not smart enough to think of another way to do so.”
“When did it become our job to feed you?” Engulfed in pure fury, she walked towards Lola and took out the groceries from her sweater and began launching them onto the floor. “There, eat your stupid food.”
Winter turned to face Lola, “I’m going to check if the public pool is still open so I can shower.” Turning her head to look at Juliet now, “you know, because I have to wash this filth off of me.” She slammed the door behind her.
Wide eyed, Lola slowly turned to face Juliet when Winter left. “She doesn’t mean to talk to you that way…” she whispered with heavy eyes.
Rolling her eyes, “go make something for me to eat, now. Once you’re done with that, figure out how to get the water back on!” Snapped Juliet.
“Well, err—the bill has to be paid…”
“I didn’t realize that, smart ass. Get it paid.”
“Oh, umm, we d-do-don’t have any m-money. I-I’m sorry.”
“Alright, well, seeing as you two manage to feed me without money, learn how to turn my water back on without it. Understood?”
“Yes, what? You know I expect better from you.”
With sorrow eyes, “yes, mother.”
To be continued…
Thanks for reading, xo.
Categories: Short Stories