story: “Girls, At Play”
author: Celeste Ng
where: It is almost 6PM, but it feels like mid-afternoon.
note: First-person plural story. One part of this story feels like the scene in Clueless with Cher gives Brittany Murphy a makeover.
a line: “Don’t tell anyone if you hate it, if his tongue feels like a dead fish in your mouth, if his hands leave snail-trails of sweat down your sides.”
theme(s): Cliques, loss of innocence, high school