Steam for Breakfast

Black hot liquid pours away the night, the unusual dreams.

She asks, “What would you do if you were me?

“Get the surgery! It’s like a spider on your skin!” He rises, tosses the newspaper into the trash. Walks away.

She lets the vapor curl into her nostrils.






Photo: Kathryn Henneman

Thank you to Vincent Mars for this challenge to write a 50-word story.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty

by Vincent Mars on April 7, 2014

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  23. Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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