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Over You

A Micro Fiction about what remains

Entry in the 53-word story contest from March 2021 — Write a 53-word story about a fossil:

Over You

For a long time, I had a well-worn scrap of paper listing the dates our paths crossed, those random days spread over the course of years. The era of memorializing those dates has long passed. But today, I saw you again, and my heart cracked open like a fossil, revealing your handprint inside.

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Julie Borden

Social worker, therapist, reader, writer, head-in-the-clouds dreamer, awed by most everything. (She/her) Reach me at JulieBordenLCSW@gmail.com.