Written on 5 August 2018; published on 22 September 2019
Here is a very short story I wrote over a year ago …
A Short Story by Alice B. Clagett
Written on 5 August 2018
Every time I go to the dentist … and I’ve been going there for about 30 years … he says, “Are you still riding that razor scooter?
And I say, “Yup!”
Then he nods his head to the left, and back, and says, “Did you know how dangerous those things are? You do wear a helmet, don’t you?”
I laugh and say, “You know, I am the best, and the safest scooter rider in the whole world!”
There’s a tiny explosion of exhaled air. He looks down at the floor, and grins.
It’s a fleeting smile — You know the kind? The kind where you fear … should anyone see … they’ll say with stern, cold eyes, “What on earth are you laughing about?”
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Alice B. Clagett
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