Postcard Girl from Asbury Park

by Sheri Kasprzak

I wish I wasn’t here. I’m so sick of this desolate, splintered boardwalk, a remnant of happier summers, of cotton candy and warm sand. Bums and hookers live here now. Postman, ship me off to another city where someone will appreciate my figure reclined in a skimpy, red bikini. For the price of a postage stamp, I could find romance and adventure again. Please take me with you, anywhere.


Sheri Kasprzak's work has previously appeared in Twisted Dreams magazine. A full-time journalist, she lives in New Jersey with her husband, James, and sons, Gabriel and Sebastian. She is currently working on her second novel, The Sisterhood.