Jewelry Slut

by Diane Hoover Bechtler

Charlie Manson knocked on my door. He asked for nothing. He said nothing. He handed me a pristine pair of 18K yellow gold Victorian delicate filigree earrings. I accepted them without hesitation. That’s when I knew what I was.

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Diane Hoover Bechtler earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University in Charlotte, NC in 2007. She has had short fiction published in journals such as Thema, Pangolin Papers, and The Dead Mile School Of Southern Literature.