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Slug Face

When the new girl entered, my face was covered in slugs.

I’d done it to get Kayley’s attention, and she was suitably grossed out, but as soon as I saw the new girl, Kayley didn’t matter.

By then, unfortunately, it was too late.

I live alone, now, with my slugs.


I imagine this as the origin story for some tragic antihero…

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: FLANNERTY 1: Getting to Know You

“Welcome to third grade!” said Miss Flannerty. “Let’s get to know one another! Tell me your name and your favourite drink!”

Billy and Bobby and Suzie liked apple juice and iced tea and Kool-Aid.

“That’s great!” said Miss Flannerty. “My name is Karen, and I like absinthe! Taste test, anyone?”