When I lifted the pin, the doll flinched. Her X eyes squinted as if she were in pain. I unceremoniously stabbed the red pin into her chest.
My heart shrivelled to a black thing in my chest.
Had the doll switched the cursed lock of hair for one of mine?
Jade Freeman is currently living in Boston and working on her MFA at
Emerson College. Her work has appeared in The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society.