The pick this week is "Dirty Work"
"At nine years old Emmie hated her life.
She could smell her mother’s perfume and knew why she was wearing it. She also knew it would be another night of watching her five year old brother. Which bar would it be this time and which man?
Emmie followed her once, to see where she worked. At first, her mother’s job seemed exciting. Drinks and cigarettes and men being attentive. Much too attentive. Horrible men were touching her, kissing her... still, she smiled. But her smile lied as much as her tongue. She was not a hostess. She was a whore."