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Lisa found a pallid yellow seed on her pillow. She rolled it between her finger and thumb, speculating that if planted, a good husband would grow. One that didn’t drink or stay out all night. One that wouldn’t smoke, swear, shout and scold. Her man would come, different to the others.

The seed cracked and an ochre fluid seeped onto Lisa’s fingers. She licked at it as the crack repaired itself. The fluid was hot on her tongue. It erased all the thoughts she had of the perfect spouse and replaced them with images of sleeping pills and razor blades.

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    Chris Walker over 3 years ago

    Good one.

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    Horrorshow over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words, Chris.

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    K.Z. Morano over 3 years ago

    loved the imagination in this one :)

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    Horrorshow over 3 years ago

    Why thank you, K.Z. :-)

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    Bryan Thomas over 3 years ago

    Very good.

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    Horrorshow over 3 years ago

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Bryan.

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    Mike Arnzen over 3 years ago

    Nice twist!

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    Horrorshow over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback, Mike; much appreciated. :-)

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    Horrorshow over 3 years ago

    Thanks to everyone who read and voted for this story to make it Drabble of the Week #23! :-)

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    Ken Magee about 3 years ago

    Weird & wonderful.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Delighted you liked it, Ken! Thanks for commenting. :-)

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