“Fear and Perfume” and “Roosting Chickens” by Catherine B. Krause

  Fear and Perfume You are pulling into the parking lot of the One Stop Mart. There is a large muscular man with an iron cross tattoo and a red beard standing next to a motorcycle, looking at you. You pay attention to the space you are parking in. Don’t give yourself away, you say. Walk like you have nothing between your legs. Smile. Check the mirror. Why haven’t you gotten your eyebrows done lately? Gender doesn’t care if you rebel against it. Look both ways. Step out the car. Lock it. Eyes on the door. Chest out. Smile but … Continue reading “Fear and Perfume” and “Roosting Chickens” by Catherine B. Krause