"Keep Smiling" by Megan Curtis


“Cheer up, love,” they say as I pass them in the street. “It may never happen.”

“Don’t look so miserable!” they complain as I fill my bags with shopping.


“Is someone being a grumpy sod?” they chuckle as I tap away at the computer.


No time for frowns. Got to look on the bright side. Smile. Smile! SMILE!


Such insistent happiness.


But it’s ok. I’ve thought of a way to satisfy them. It’s really quite simple.

Two hooks and a line of elastic that circles the back of my head. 


The blood is a minor distraction.


Look who’s smiling now.





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