When creatures emerged from Sunset Point Beach, all tangles and bent angles, I wanted to save Becky from them. But she climbed onto the back of one, shouting something about becoming a “spring break legend.” I just watched, as the other creatures around her sat back on their legs, lunged forward, and pierced her with their points. “Get this on camera,” she said, so I did, as she screamed, melted, and washed out to sea, emerging again, like them, with poisonous points and edges—transformed into a legend of her own, still sporting that red bikini, dangling from her intestines.
Cecilia Kennedy (she/her) is a writer who taught English and Spanish in Ohio for 20 years before moving to Washington state with her family. Since 2017, she has published stories in international literary magazines and anthologies. Her work has appeared in Hearth & Coffin Literary Magazine, Maudlin House, Tiny Molecules, Rejection Letters, Meadowlark Review, Vast Chasm Literary Magazine, JAKE, Kandisha Press, Ghost Orchid Press, and others. She currently works full time as a copywriter and does freelance work as a proofreader for Flash Fiction Magazine and as a concept editor for Running Wild Press, LLC. You can follow her on Twitter (@ckennedyhola).