The Teal Girl

“The girl is close enough that I can reach out through the bars to pull the hair back. As I do she turns, looking out at me with eyes replaced by burnished glass lenses and focus dials with copper grips. She adjusts them, tilts her head curiously, and as she speaks I echo with her your first words to me. Do you think you could try to run quieter? You’re upsetting the teal.”

A SHORT STORY about romance, amusements, and how to let go of a dream. Originally published in Voiceworks magazine issue #73.

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