Written in 10 minutes, with the Carrizozo Writers- Raw, unedited, exactly as it flowed through my fingers to the keyboard
Elizabeth held her breath as the emcee announced the winner.
“Miss Alamogordo!” he exclaimed and the crowd went wild. Liz turned to the right and spotted the winner down the row of beauty queens.
It was Nancy Pérez-Quiñones.
Of course, it was.
And, she was feigning surprise.
She wasn’t surprised.
In fact, Nancy was probably the one who had stolen Liz’s own lucky underwear.
The French cut pink ones.
The ones that, had she been wearing them today, would have ensured Liz’s coronation.
Nancy was from Tularosa. She knew that Liz had lucky underwear. They had attended grade school together. Liz had worn those panties when she won “Otero County Rodeo Queen”. Elizabeth had foolishly told Nancy that she attributed that win to her new found lucky undies.
Fuck Nancy Pérez-Quiñones!
She was such a bitch.
What had that malicious she-devil done with the charmed undergarments?
time’s up – step away
- beauty contest
- lucky underwear