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June 1, 2015 by The Citron Review

by Karissa Womack

 

The women in this city carry mace on their keychains. All of the women. There was a movement, Women On The Watch. The men only carry their hands. Keys, phone, and wallet in the appropriate pockets. The men say the women have become trigger happy. The men have taken to wearing goggles, especially in parking lots at night. They say the mace looks like small, pink dildos. They don’t understand. They have never had someone inside of them.

 

Karissa Womack is a graduate instructor at the University of South Florida where she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction. This is her first publication.

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