Johnny America


I Wore My Red Ny­lon Short Shorts


Illustration of a man wearing red nylon short shorts

I wore my red ny­lon short shorts to the park today.

A man on a bench start­ed laugh­ing at me.

I sat down on the bench across from him and he stopped laugh­ing and he told me he’d lost every­thing: wife, kids, apart­ment, dog. His com­ic book col­lec­tion. He start­ed to trem­ble. Then he start­ed to cry.

I thought it was re­al­ly sad.

If he hadn’t made fun of my red ny­lon shorts.

Filed under Fiction on November 27th, 2020

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