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A Whole New Body

“It’s hardly a simple decision,” she tells me, hairbrush in hand as she stiletto struts across the room towards my chair, legs lengthening and waist thinning as she speaks.

“You’ve got to choose the right look when morphing, see now, this one…” her eyes shimmer briefly as grey melts into green and her nose thins and shortens, “this body just screams sex, sex, sex, it’s good for nothing else really and when you wear it you have to own it. You don’t wear a body like this to the library!”

I nod my head and pretend to listen, watching as my mother’s face shifts again and another woman picks up her sentences right where the old lips left off. You would think that someone who could take the appearance of anyone would never worry about how they look, wouldn’t fiddle nervously with stray hairs before panic forces them to shake out a whole new haircut only to change it again a moment later, jealous of all those wearing it better.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

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