Strange Female Specimens

Meghan Ferrin
Power of the Pen
Published in
Oct 15, 2020

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Original Collage by Meghan Ferrin

Her neon earrings glowed, cheery in the sun.

“I wore boring every day of my life for your father,” she announced when, surprised, I complimented the bright geometry. “Every day. He didn’t approve of loudness.”

The memory of his shush — a harsh, piercing hiss between his molars to quiet us — ghosts across my nape.

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