The Daily Cuppa
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The Daily Cuppa

Photo by Valerie Cornish. Doll created by Dollies in The Attic

The Doll Maker, #27 — MeLow cuddled Charlie and cleared her throat before saying, “I’d left my little sister, Charlie here, with Bernadette. She was watching her so I could go to my friend’s sleepover.

Mom and Dad were going to pick her up after their weekly date night.”

“Is Bernedette the one who changed you?”

“Oh no, she’s amazing. She makes dolls and doll clothes as well as other toys which she sells at a little shop in town. Everyone loves her.”

“I don’t understand. So why…”

“Bernadette didn’t do this.”

I was so frustrated. I wanted answers so I pressed, MeLow.

“MeLow, we need to know who the Doll Maker is, why she has done this, how she did it, and how can it be undone. I’m sorry for being impatient.”

Red jumped in, “and those awful smells. What were they?”



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Katie Michaelson

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.