ST100: Losing Things by David Rae

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100

100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less.




Losing Things by David Rae

Her eyebrows went first, surprisingly. “There’s something different about you.” People said, but could never say what.

Then it was her eyelashes that she lost. Her husband was more upset than she was. He sat crying; no more butterfly kisses, no more fluttering, come hither eyes. This must be worse for him than it is for her, she thought.

Next day her mouth fell off. Two lips lay next to her on the pillow like fat, red slugs. She picked them up carefully and packed them away.  What does a woman need to speak for anyway; she told herself.

The SHORT TALE 100 – MAY 2017

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