the pearl

Freak Aside

He meets her in Boston — not that he remembers, it's been a long time — but he meets her in Boston at a second-rate stripclub, notorious only for having freakshow nights. Beautiful freak girls, and she's the last one on stage with a bump and a grind and when she removes her miniskirt, she has a goddamned tail, right there, twisting and turning to the rhythm.

She comes to his table after she dances, a simple drink in her hand. "I'm a freak," he says, his teeth suddenly sharper, his fingernails sprouting claws.

"What else is new?" she replies.

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