American Breakfast-Mexican Dinner by Janice Daugharty
Approx. 5,600 words.
Published on June 7, 2010.
Jilly's young days outside the diner are anger, heat, boredom and filth. Waiting with her are two foul-mouthed, angry Mexican teens and her younger brother, Stinker, whose nickname stuck for a reason. Burning up in the sun from the bay on the Gulf of Mexico, they wait for their mothers table-hopping inside the diner. Jilly wishes something would happen to draw attention to them. And then it does..