Hoodie   by Tamila Gray

\"I just want to be taken seriously.\" Fred said as he walked up the apartment stairs. Oscar followed behind him.

\"Then you should consider a new wardrobe buddy.\"

\"What\'s wrong with how I dress?\"

\"Nothing, if you want to be a pizza man for the rest of your life.\" Oscar carefully pinched Terrance\'s hood as if he were picking up a dirty napkin and made a face. His red hoodie was well worn with frayed edges. He wore the thing all the time. His sister gave it to him as a birthday present five years ago right before she disappeared.