One Bag of Popcorn

by Tina Barry

“Dad's a dick,” my sister said. I nodded. He threw $20 on the candy counter for one small bag of popcorn and told the girl to keep the change. Of course, she was cute and, like, 16. Then he sat there, eating it all and fidgeting. I wasn't surprised when he got up 10 minutes into the movie and mumbled something about too much blood and gore.


“Get me a box of Junior Mints,” I told him.