Cute Doctor

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI may have lost my hair. And I’m getting fat, even though I can’t eat (cruel joke), but I would apply mascara for him (if I had eyelashes). Because he’s adorable. He doesn’t know this, which makes him more adorable with his clipboard of lab results and his pocket protector (pocket protector! who uses one of those?).

I try to focus on his stats about my white cells (this is important) but his dimples are very deep grooves. And I giggle (inappropriate) because my body recalls the delirious rush of being a woman (even though my boobs are long gone).


Sarah Overland is originally from Minnesota, but has spent most of her adult life in Norway. Before becoming serious about writing, she was a management consultant. Now she spends her time raising three children and writing novels. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, The Sheepshead Review, Used Gravitrons, and Necessary Fiction.

Photo credit: Ralf Heß

4 Responses to “Cute Doctor”

  1. Leena Prasad says:

    Poignant and poetic.

  2. Lucy McKee says:

    Lovely story, Sarah. Quite moving but with great levity. Excellent work.

  3. Dan says:

    A moving story, I really enjoyed reading it

  4. Wonderful wistful story. Well done, Sarah.

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