She thought it stupid to keep the red skirt like a relic hanging in a museum with a plaque: “This skirt once belonged to Anna Somerset, the only 21st century North American woman to go on only one date her entire life.” So she wore it to the grocery store.

Brianne Holmes is a freelance and fiction writer. Her fiction has appeared in Burningword Literary Journal, the Journal of Microliterature, The Café Irreal, and the Twisted Vine. A native of South Carolina, she currently lives in Greenville, NC.

You can see more of her work in 50/50