No One Could Find Out What Was in My Purse

Or how badly I needed it

Claire Franky
4 min readJan 31, 2024


Photo by Evelyn Semenyuk on Unsplash

The bartender placed the fruity concoction on the bar in front of me. One for me and one for each of the friends I was with.

“I need this cocktail!” One of them shouted before slurping at her oversized beverage. I eyed mine carefully, squeezing my purse instinctively, and wondered why the…