There was a sleepover at Cindy’s. Cindy’s mother was out and Kylie
was there, and Jeanette.
was the youngest, but she was the prettiest. Thomas was there, Cindy’s brother.
Thomas was in his room. He wore glasses. He was a little slow, and Thomas was
big for his age.
girls were in the den. There were sleeping bags on the floor. Kylie brought a thermos from home, it was filled with Popov vodka.
turned the TV up, and the music. They talked about school. A boy who was new in
their class. Winston. He was so good-looking. Kylie said, I would kish him. Jeanette said where,
and they giggled.
You know where, said Kylie, and Cindy
said, I saw my mom do that.
No way, they said, and
Cindy said, Yes way. With her boyfriend, the door was open a little. I couldn’t see him. But I saw her, her head went up and down. I heard him moan, and she went num-num-num.
said, we have a vishitor.
was barefoot and stood in the doorway. He was dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. Jeanette
nodded to Kylie. Kylie
took him by the hand. She brought him into the room.
mouthed please; he was big for his
age and a little slow. Jeanette looked at her hard.
was the youngest. But she was the prettiest. She said, you’re cute, without your glasses.
Num-num-num, he said.