A Real One

Tonight’s slice is a snippet of conversation overheard as I waited to cross a street on my way out for drinks with a friend after work. I was thinking ahead to how nice it would be to see her — we haven’t seen each other in maybe five years — and then I became aware of the young women beside me. Two young, Black women, surely no more than 20, deep in a conversation that I was entering without context.

A: “And she doesn’t even have an ass, and he still wants her!”

B: “That’s what he says. All that matters is does she have a mind and is she Black. That’s what he wants.”

A: “That takes a real man to say that, to know that. These other ni***s out here only care if she pretty and will she do what I tell her.”

B: “So you know who to talk to and who you should walk on past.

And if you didn’t know, now you know.


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13th annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
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