Fort Lauderdale Is for Lovers
Finally, it was summer. Soon Brie would spend afternoons behind the counter at her father’s bike rental business, signing out beach cruisers to tourists whose expensive cologne stuck to the twenties they peeled from their billfolds. For now, though, the tedium of algebra was past, and so too the excruciating periods of Spanish lab where she was always the last to find a conversation partner with whom to discuss in halting present-tense the rising humidity and traffic influx signaling Cape Cod’s transition into June….
Katie Cortese is the author of GIRL POWER AND OTHER SHORT-SHORT STORIES (ELJ Publications, forthcoming 2015). Her work has appeared in Day One, Gulf Coast, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. She teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University where she serves as the fiction editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. Visit her at www.katiecortese.com.
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