ALYSSA MURPHY - ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
Alyssa Murphy is currently based in Cincinnati. Her work has most recently appeared in Drunk Monkeys, This Zine Will Change Your Life, and The Tower Journal. Sometimes she tries to blog at thelittlestlioness.wordpress.com.
On The Bright Side
“I can’t believe this,” Esme hisses, putting her hands on her ample hips as she takes in the situation. “I really can’t believe this.”
“What, that your cat decided to turn a bridesmaid dress into a lace curtain?” Lucy counters. “Because I can. That creature is a furry demon – hell, that might actually be a compliment.”
“Fluffy does not do things like this,” Esme points out. “She normally limits her destruction to less important things, like expensive shoes and my credit card bill!”
“Esme, sweetie, you clearly don’t pay attention to your demon beast because trust me, this is the most normal thing she’s ever done.”
“It is a bridesmaid dress,” Esme hisses. “A dress that I need to wear in public in approximately four hours, and Kate wants to kill me as it is.”
“So you had a little fun and said a few things everyone else was already thinking. I’m not sure how that suddenly turned her into a homicidal bitch.”
“Maybe because she’s always been that way?”
“Valid point. So, damage control?”
Esme glances at the dress again, at the holes that were definitely not there three hours ago and the now even more plunging neckline. “I show up like this. We remind her that I live with Catzilla. If I get pulled from the ceremony at the last minute, that’s her loss.”
“So you’re cool with her never speaking to you again?”
Esme leans in and kisses her girlfriend. “Cool? Oh darling… this could be the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
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