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This is the first part of my short story “Fireflies” from my site The Devil’s Take

“Stop looking at your phone.”

“Oh shit — didn’t even realize I was doing it again,” Mel said, slipping her phone back into her purse.

Shannon took a long drag on her cigarette while Mel looked around at the crowd, avoiding Shannon’s accusing gaze.