How to keep a boy?

I was a risk taking, frightening, naughty teenager. Well, I came good in the end. The upshot is, if Karma had anything to do with it, I deserved a kid like the one in Michele Fin Johnson’s story about DJ and his addictions.

I found this story while lurking among the many flash fiction journals online. The Conium Review grabbed my attention straight away.  Thoughtful and entertaining flash fiction.

DJ’s Addictions has a palatable sense of loss that I found heartbreaking.

… DJ dates the girls and dumps the girls, calendar girls we call them because he clicks through them on a monthly cycle. More like period girls, DJ says, and at first we laugh because this is funny, talking about menstrual cycles with a 16 year-old boy… read more

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