The Alternatives, by Bruce Arbuckle

They met at the Morbid Responsibility Festival, the annual celebration of the 1980’s goth scene. In a sea of eyeliner, swept back hair, and flour dusted  jackets, they alone were not dressed in black. He wore a bright pink tutu, and she an original 1990’s rave t-shirt.

A 50-word story written by Bruce Arbuckle, inspired by the Freewriters Writing Prompt on Hive, “morbid responsibility”

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