Negotiations

Mr. J: (cat sitting on his lap) Could you unplug that cord?

Me: (walks over) This cord?

Mr. J: Yep, just unplug it and plug it back in.

Me: Whatcha gonna give me for it?

Mr. J: Food?

Me: (dramatic pause) Okay.

Author: Jessa Forest

Jessa Forest writes poetry and dark fiction. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and The Slaughter Chronicles, a grimdark, Lovecraftian-esque paranormal fantasy about werewolves. Her stories question the definable borders of reality and indulge in the gritty, visceral aspects of contemporary fantasy. She was born in Arkansas, USA.

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