Green Bean

by Fortunato Salazar

Isabel was born with a birthmark in the shape of a kidney bean. Naturally everyone called her "Kidney Bean" until she reached puberty and the birthmark took on the shape of a green bean: then everyone started calling her "Green Bean." The birthmark was just off to the side of her left nipple. When a new friend would ask about the nickname, Isabel would unbutton her shirt and display the bean-shaped mark. If you were a new friend you were in luck because that was a very fine-looking nipple. "Fine-looking" is an understatement.


Fortunato Salazar just barely squeaks by.