Mom and I raid the dollar store. Our one true treat. TV dinners, chips, crackers, even the occasional pack of Skittles. She loves carrying loads of bags.

“Makes us look like dandies,” she says.

Of course, sometimes they threaten to rip. But we hold on. We’ve lost too much already.

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University's MFA program in fiction. A native of Idaho, Yash’s work has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others. 

See more of Yash's work in 9.3 and 9.1 and 8.2 and 8.2 and 8.2 and 8.2 and Special Flash 50/50

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