by Petrea Burchard
Copyright 2012 Petrea Burchard
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Damn hot flashes.
Belinda Marvel rolled over onto the empty Cheetos bag, causing orange dust to blow in her face. Her pajama pants pinched at the waist. Her stomach growled.
She allowed her sock feet to flop to the floor. The motion propelled her to sit up. On the silent TV screen a skinny girl sat on the bed in a hotel room, crying and eating take-out, in a rerun of a reality show. Belinda smacked the remote. The screen went black.