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MOLLY'S REVENGE
by Ricky Vernio


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Soon the side roll lessened perceptibly, and the ship began to move purposefully instead of just drifting and tossing like a turd in a surf. An hour later Hughes returned, soaking wet, angry and agitated.
“I’ve got to go back out there in a moment,” he explained.
“Good job,” Miles remarked.
Hughes waved him off.
“I’ve gotten out of a lot worse than this,” he said. “This is nothing. Regrettably, my breeding only allows me to be a pirate captain. Fucking white people. If I were in charge of the Colonists’ navy, we’d be invading England by now. John Paul Jones is just a good amateur.”
“How’s the crew responding?” Miles asked. “They’re a pretty undisciplined lot, if you ask me.” Hughes glanced at the captain, who scoffed.
THE RICH WHITE BITCH
by Ricky Vernio


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Looking up I saw a bottle of cool, refreshing spring water poised over me.
No sign of the ladies.
I washed as best I could, feeling dizzy and miserable. Dawn was breaking. Making a mental effort, I asked what had happened to our dates. Julian explained they had called a cab after suddenly remembering they had children at home, crying and calling for their mommies.
I go:
- No, seriously, man.
He goes:
- Would it make you happy if I told you I slit their throats before burying them under the Pulaski Skyway?
I go:
- No.
He goes:
- Then I won’t say it.
He tossed me my fancy jacket.