Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Men called Sophie beautiful but she had no eyes. Somehow she got by. The sunglasses she wore hid this fact from the world. The truth of an eyeless girl might be unsettling and her desire was for easy situations. Sophie was marvelous at the facade. Perhaps men were attracted to her for that very reason. Often she would fix her head in the direction of the man in conversation with her, as if staring intently. An enticing shift in posture, a smile, and a kiss on lips she liked were distraction enough to make him forget what might be behind the darkened frames. She lived, loved and slept with an UV protection factor she didn't need at all. The fact that she was never seen to visit an optometrist failed to arouse suspicion. Perhaps the embalmer would discover her secret upon removing her decoration, but for the time being the men she met did not miss looking into her eyes. And Sophie was one of the select few who saw clearly without vision.

Story #116

7 comments:

The Mushroom said...

Today my wife and I visited a former coworker of hers who is now at another library. The woman was wearing a V-neck sweater that showed some cleavage -- not a lot, just enough to let one know that she had a good-sized pair. My wife complained after we left about how if that woman, who was aesthetically constructed, wore that sweater to my wife's library (which the woman used to work at) the boss would complain -- yet when another coworker, who constantly looks like 20 pounds of crap in a 10 pound sack, wears anything even more revealing it's approved of by the lump of a boss. I agreed with the injustice of it all. Then my wife commented on the necklace this woman was wearing, which she likely made herself.

I had to force myself not to say, "what necklace?"

Indeterminacy said...

Of course, there may not have been a necklace. Maybe your wife was testing you.

Indeterminacy said...

Mushroom, now that I think about it, your comment reminds me of a post I read at: http://sk8-rn.blogspot.com/2004/12/go-your-own-way.html

Robyn said...

lol I dont know which I liked more, your story or the link you gave mushroom. Both made me grin so I guess they are tied. Nicely done.

Love and Light

ReaZ said...

Very cool story. I'd say something deep and meaningful... no I wouldn't who am I kidding lol.

M.P. said...

Just to wish you a Merry Christmas... Hope you can celebrate it with Joy and Peace with all those you love :)**

orangina8 said...

intdeterminacy, msr. expate:
thx. enjoy the concept and content: found photos, instant stories.plus d'clever.
q: what should i do next...want to trade pointers/critique? thx orangina8