Snakes & Ladders

A Short Story…

Christopher Kelly


Image: Norbert Kundrak on Unsplash

There’s a tear in her stockings. A striking ladder in the midst of her barbie doll crotch. She only just realizes this before Amanda calls her onto the stage with her brawling masculine voice.

“Please make welcome — my sister from another mister — Stella Van Cartier!”

A double beat resounds the room. It’s the distinctive double beat that marks the beginning…