Pigs, Possums, and Hot Dogs
Prompted Flash Fiction (aardvark, chocolate bar wrapper, New York City)
It looked like a pig crossed with a possum. Or an extra-snouty armadillo stripped of its shell. The bottom of the hot-dog cart pressed its long, donkey-like ears to its back.
Shifting tones of neon, brake lights, and turn signals washed against its straggly brown fur and its long, rat-like tail as the creature licked a shiny foil wrapper pinned to the s…