Photo Story: Pierced

She wore army men as earrings, stretched t-shirts into skirts, and blew through a can of Aqua Net every two weeks, maintaining a rooster comb hairdo of her own design. She hummed Blister in the Sun while unzipping my fly. God, I loved her, despite the braces on her teeth that delicately cut me no matter how gently she tried.

She comes to mind after another fight with my wife crying upstairs about how I don’t look at her the same anymore. I stick a hand down my pants and turn up the volume. Tora! Tora! Tora! is on TV.

Catina Green uses words every day and is thrilled 100 of them have been selected here. She lives in San Francisco.

Photo CreditWendell

6 Responses to “Photo Story: Pierced”

  1. Jeremy Stanley says:

    This is the strongest 100 word story I have read in some time. Excellent work.

  2. Teddy Kimathi says:

    I love the rich metaphor of your piece!

  3. Vivid and surprising. Good job.

  4. toni says:

    Gotta love this one. Interesting, clever and fun.

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