Hello there, Weekend Writing Warriors! These are the first 10 sentences in my contemporary short story about a woman who chooses to even the score. For the next few weeks I will be sharing her story. The idea of what happens when people recreate themselves – in all sorts of ways – fascinates me, so here is my new offering…
#8sunday January 22, 2016 A dish best served cold
His fingers were deft, cool and gentle on her face.
“A lift here, some volume here, and we can erase these lines here.”
She knew she looked as soul weary as she felt. She was tired beyond imagination or hope. There was not a single spark of enthusiasm or energy left.
She patiently bore his ministrations, his voice gentle, coaching her after-treatment procedure.
“Remember: no sun, no saunas, and no pressure on the injected areas. I will see you in two weeks for your follow up.”
She paid, with an uncharacteristic lack of concern. Going for broke was turning out to be surprisingly liberating.
© Kim Magennis 2016
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