The bathroom lights flickered out, my phone casting a dim glow.
“Come out! That place is haunted!”
“Oh? Well, bathroom selfie!”
I turned on the front camera and pressed the button, a flash illuminating the room before I glanced down at the picture.
An arm was wrapped around my shoulders.
Nicole Castillo is currently a senior in Cerritos High School who is planning to major in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. She likes to write poetry and short stories in her spare time and has won awards for her work such as the PTA Reflections First Place Award of Excellence. When she isn’t writing, she likes to spend her time going out for a run or listening to a good song.
“I’m worried about our youngest daughter,” a concerned parent said.
“I’ve been monitoring Carrie’s online activity. In recent weeks, she’s posted dozens of photos on social media sites, and I’ve noticed she doesn’t appear in a single one of them. I think she’s suffering from low selfie esteem!”
John H. Dromey has had short fiction published in Black Denim Lit #7, Plan B Magazine, Plasma Frequency Magazine, and elsewhere.
She posed for the camera, her smile just big enough to show the tips of her front teeth.
Tilting her head to the right, then left, she wondered which shot would make it to her profile page, how many likes it’d get, and when the world would finally notice her.
Debbi Antebi (@debbisland) lives in Istanbul, Turkey, and blogs at debbiantebi.wordpress.com.