almond eyes short fiction 100 words

I sit on the shelf, a little bit smug because, unlike the human that made me, I carry all five of my children inside my rotund body – I get to carry them all my life.

My painter was a very good artist, he did us proud.

I enjoyed his gentle brushstrokes on my body when he worked on me. I love the duck egg blue scarf he gave me. He painted flowers on our tummies. We all have beautiful almond shaped eyes, once I overheard him say to his wife that our eyes were the same shape as hers.




2 thoughts on “almond eyes short fiction 100 words

    • it is based on a true story told to me by someone during my Story of Objects project. With her permission of course! Her husband secretly painted a set of Russian dolls for the birth of their first child.


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