31 Days of Shocktober Drabbles: Skin in the Game

Randee Dawn
Oct 4 · 1 min read
Cheers! (Photo by Randee Dawn)

“Happy anniversary, darling!” I hobbled to Will, setting down the cheese grater.

He limped over, wielding a scalpel. “Interesting choice, honey.”

Daddy’s wedding gift instructed us on all the annual presents. Give of Yourselves: A Marriage Grimoire taught that Year One was hair (follicles attached), Year Four was nails (removed at the root); Year Eight a tooth. Last year, our small left toes. Will’s hung around my neck, preserved in a tiny jar.

Today was 15.

Subcutaneous, the book said. Three centimeters square. So I’d gotten creative.

Will kissed me, grinning his hockey-player smile. “Slap me some skin, babe.”

Day 4 of 31: 100-word Drabbles.

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