My 100 word story that will be featured in the upcoming collection 100X100, published by LA's Marco Polo Arts Magazine.
They met working in the Margarine Factory – Irene worked there from 1975 to 1990 and Helen from 1967 to 1992. They both loved The Family Circus cartoons so they became friendly. Helen’s biggest pet peeve was when people rode their bicycles on the sidewalk and would come swooping up behind them when they walked home at night and would nearly give them their death of fright. Irene was very honest and considered even sarcasm to be lying. For the sake of economy they shared an apartment together until in 1992 when Helen died as a flower does: petal by petal.