"Welcome to the Fuck Shop," said the old man, in the red smock, at the lip of entrance.
I said: "I thought this was WalMart."
"That's funny," he said, "I thought this was America."
Ryan Ridge lives in Long Beach, CA. Recent work has appeared of is forthcoming in Lamination Colony, elimae, Fractured West, The Los Angeles Review, Fact-Simile, Abjective and elsewhere. He teaches at the University of California, Irvine.