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Kinda Pretty
By Valyssia


I won’t give her the satisfaction of seeing me cry. As I run to my room, she calls after me, “Can’t you see? I just want what’s best for you.” I slam my door. “You’ll make new friends.”

She doesn’t know me at all.

I go to the air conditioner vent and remove the cover. Good. The book Amy loaned me survived their awful crusade.

I hate to think she was right, but I don’t see another way.

Turning to the marked page, I look at the picture. The flower looks harmless. Just a common thistle. It’s even kinda pretty.

End of Story 045: Kinda Pretty

Continued in Story 047: Fishwife Blues

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