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FICTION

Why Does She Have To Be So Mean?

A short story by Robert Cormack

Robert Cormack
Aug 1 · 11 min read

She called back, saying the psychiatrist wasn’t a bad idea. “You could at least try,” she said.

“I didn’t know he was that old, officer,” she said in a squeaky voice. “He just looked so yummy.”

“Park yourself over here, cowboy,” she said “Let’s palaver.”

Later, she said, “Sorry, cowboy, he had the scissors out again.”

When I came downstairs, Sarah was in the dining room, kneeling by the sideboard.

“Go upstairs if it bothers you so much. Take your friend with you.”

“I got the blues big time, mister,” she said.

I looked down at my toenails. They were cherry red, with balls of cotton batten stuck between my toes.

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The Nonconformist Magazine

The sharpest stories and perspectives around.

Robert Cormack

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

The Nonconformist Magazine

The sharpest stories and perspectives around. We write about books, without compromise. For nonconformists only.

Robert Cormack

Written by

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

The Nonconformist Magazine

The sharpest stories and perspectives around. We write about books, without compromise. For nonconformists only.

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