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Pity Party

In 100, by Sam on December 6, 2018 at 3:17 am

She wants a face like a dime, the surface hard, the size of it round, compact, pocket-friendly. Instead, Horseface’s face looks like her name. What is it like, being Horseface? A long, mournful nose, lashes quivering in light. Cheeks muscular, emotion-wrought. When Jenna gets on top of her, her throat dissolves in sound, Jenna hissing at her to shut up, not to tell a soul. Horseface thinks of the time she saw her father with the pistol, pressed against the mare’s side.

“She’s in such pain,” he said, his finger on the trigger. “I want to stop it.”

  1. Severe and serene

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