Flash Fiction (a Hundred Words or Fewer) #23: Maggie and Hopey

L-R: Maggie, Hopey. Art by Jaime Hernandez.

During my exotic phase my sophomore year of college, I dated Isabel, this Latina classmate who resembled Maggie, a Latina character in a comic I read called Love and Rockets.  (Two brothers named Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez wrote and drew it.)  Four months into the relationship, I boinked June—Isabel’s Latina roommate—several times.  June didn’t look like Hopey, Maggie’s part-time (and part-Latina) girlfriend, but I didn’t care.  Anyway, Isabel somehow found out what I’d done, and—game over, man.  Three decades later, I voted for Trump, despite his views on brown people; he understood the cheatin’ urge, unlike Hillary.

Copyright © 2017 by David V. Matthews

(revised December 13, 2017)

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