Thursday, 9 December 2010


They found her in a basket one cold night outside the big tent.
Clearly abandoned.

The Lion Tamer, The Bearded Lady, and the Strong Man came out to stare at her sucking her own toe.

"She's double-jointed!" one exclaimed. They took it as a sign. They'd raise her as their own.

50-word story by Lisa Falzon


  1. I read this to a co-worker here at the library. She smiled and said, "I want to know what happens!" We are surrounded by books that don't make us say that in spite of 100,000 words, let alone 50.

  2. <3 Euphemia I am so flattered, thank you.


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