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Shelf Space Problems by Merry Mercurial
This house is cursed with a perpetuity of storage space that will forever outpace your family’s tendency to accumulate. Yours one of these houses that testifies to an architectural preference bordering on kink. Deep shelves gouged the length of wall after wall, a feature your mother once explained she’d at first found auspicious and challenging, as though the house were pushing her to accrue (the word hoarddeftly avoided) evidence of your lives, things that could and should be displayed, not for the sake of being gaudy but more—and this is your poor pun, not your mother’s—god-y. Self-worshiping.
The SHORT TALE 100 – APRIL 2017