Contest Winner A Brief Encounter
by Dr. Joyce Wheeler
The first choice Cash had, was to inhabit
a jackrabbit in Arizona. That gig had incredible perquisites but he opted
to be a skunk in Nevada. He wanted to keep tabs on her after his untimely
death. He inhabited the skunk then slipped into the same motel room where
they had initiated their brief and volatile marriage – brief because
one of her goons buried him to his neck in the desert then placed a bucket
over his head! He felt that was really shabby spirited of her since she was
aware of his claustrophobia.
Earlier, however, she had been sentimental
enough to have “Cash” tattooed
on her right breast. He mused that she ought to have “Cold” tattooed
on her other boob.
He recognized the loaded
.45 on the floor near her four-inch heels tossed by the narrow bed and knew
he had scored another satisfying glimpse of her. Then, he heard her seductive
tones interspersed with the deep tones of yet another man through the bath
area wall. Their low chatter was that of Las Vegas newlyweds and he felt
combined longing and loathing. He wondered if they had driven through the
chapel in his Porsche.
Cash heard her request
that the groom should do his Elvis impersonation so he scurried beneath the
covers to await them with his aroma ammunition. He was fearless! After all,
once the horrified newlyweds blew him away with her .45, he figured he could
still inhabit a jackrabbit in Arizona.