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MICHAEL MARTIN: Paparazzi | 50-Word Stories


There she is. Coming out of Macy’s. The usual disguise. Black headscarf, Jackie O shades. Khakis and sandals. Just like ordinary people.

Snap! Click! Flash!

“Hey! Did you just take my picture!”

Turn and go!

She follows. Phone in hand now. The police?

“No,” I say.

She doesn’t believe me.

In addition to writing, Michael Martin is an amateur photographer. He has photographed parades and cultural events in New York City for two decades. He is the author of two story collections, and two of his pieces will appear in the upcoming issues of Bookends Review and On The Run Contemporary Flash Fiction.


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