A Pretty Word
A short story of Breath
©Copyright 2012 Liana Mir. All rights reserved.
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SHE WAS A DANGEROUS sort of writer, the kind who was sought out in back alleyways and offered thick marble rods as long as her own hand to just write a word, any pretty word, to comfort a poor lost soul. Lost from family, from friends, from work—it didn't matter. The requests were the same, interspersed, of course, with the occasional visit of a plain-clothes watchman in disguise to make sure she did not breathe on any of the words.