Miss Marine Biologist

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At the laundromat, a flat screen television hangs above the “TOY CHEST,” a sarcophagus-shaped machine of fun, wherein for 50 cents one can maneuver a three-pronged claw to obtain a treasure.

On the screen above the TOY CHEST, Steve Harvey is hosting the Miss Universe pageant, wherein his big pearly white teeth can actually compete with those of a cultural pantheon of women standing onstage and smiling off into somewhere.

One such woman, big eyes and smiling into the camera like she has a gun to her head, speaking in rudimentary English she tells the camera of her love of country and desire to be a marine biologist.

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Author: Joe Stallone

Fiction Writer

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