Spooktober 2022 Day 14: Mask

Content warning: body horror

You just wanted to start over, you said. Everyone who comes to me always does. To escape bad relationships, bad debt, bad choices.

A blank slate.

“Wipe my identity,” you’d told me.

But then you hadn’t followed up with, “Give me something new.”

I paused, assessing you. In one hand, I held the delicate mask of your visage. My other hand hovered above the face of a young woman I’d help escape a stalker. “Any special requests?”

Your blank face returned my regard. You had no mouth to reply, but you shook your head. This is exactly what I need.

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Reading my original drabble ‘Mask’ from Spooktober 2022. Link in bio: summergbaker.blog. #writer#writertok#writingcommunity#reading#fiction

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