31 Days of Shocktober Drabbles: The Price of Beauty

Randee Dawn
Oct 6 · 1 min read
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Everclear: Miracle Skin Cream! All facial blemishes — eradicated!

“This’s fer you, craterface,” said my delivery guy a few weeks later. “Everybody’s buyin’ this shit.” His tiny eyes glinted, his face newborn baby smooth.

News reports started: Everclear worked too well.

Smoothies began popping up. They’d slept slathered in Everclear, and awoke with skin covering their eyes like dunes crawling over the desert. Some of us started sleeping with straws in our noses and a mouth guard.

Today, I discovered delicate new skin crawling up the metal surface of my straws. It tore and bled.

But hey, no more acne scars.

Inspiration credit: Lore podcast, Episode 124.

Day 6 of 31: 100-word Drabbles.

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