by: Christopher Lesko
Mom: C’mon we need to get you some new slacks. They’ve got good deals going on at Sears right now.
Boy: You’re hurting my arm.
Mom: I need you to hold my hand when we cross. Could be a weed maniac zipping around the corner. People never go the speed limit in mall parking lots.
Boy hobbles behind Mom while she tugs him along. He’s fourteen years old and can probably make it on his own, but she insists on overprotecting him from weed maniacs.
Christopher Lesko is the author of The Grlz Like Vodka, Long Live Crazy, That’s My Ghoul, The Electric Lunatic, Fukced Up, Roxy, and Don’t
Send your weird little stories to email@example.com.