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.




Published by carolyn black

I'm an artist and also commission contemporary art in unusual locations. As a producer, I fundraise, curate, project manage and deliver projects. I'm also a writer and film-maker.

2 thoughts on “almond eyes short fiction 100 words

    1. 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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