Wednesday, 6 April 2011


"Women who have a dramatic haircut are always about to encounter an enormous change in their lives." She cut off the length of her hair, shaving the sides close to the tops of her ears and held tight onto the mirror waiting. When her mother arrived home from work singing and slamming the door she jumped, realising that she had been still for some time and the mirror slipped onto the floor, cutting her shins and feet quite badly.

She sat in the back of the taxi looking at the country that passed, while her mother's eyebrows emulated their concern from the front seat. Her hand was crushed by a brother who had been called back from Law School, until they arrived at the quietest hospital she had ever known and she was injected in several different places. She wondered why she had ever paid any attention to such a stupid magazine anyway.

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