Apples & Oranges

Heliocentric XXl

hair color/model: Martha Hirka hirkahaircraft / photo: AleXander Hirka

While she had on occasion gone full parrot, she had two standard colors for her hair — dark red during the colder seasons, orange in the warmer ones.

At the convenience store where she worked the nicknames changed accordingly. Sunkist in summer, and now in October — Macintosh.

Occasionally some regular would express how they liked one better than the…



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