Sunday, January 17, 2016

"The Flash-Eyed Mother" by Jacob Afolabi

There was so much going on that we didn't typically notice the way she looked at us. This time there was one eye bulging, the other dizzy and distracted by some internal stream of thought. The cracks in her dry lips appeared almost as gritted teeth. Her arm's reach was short, but her hands, huge. With enormous feet she took quick, abbreviated steps. For a moment she was almost funny to watch. And then that moment passed.

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