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A man confronts himself in the mirror every day.
A sight that makes him want to turn away.
But his mother insists that he reminds her of the moon.
What could go wrong when one has a face that’s hard to forget?
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Maybe he did look like a murderer or a hardcore criminal, the type of face that was too ordinary and ugly but radiated threats of harm and death. His mirror was cracked through the center and it divided his face into two halves, the right side slightly heavier than the left. His mother had always […]A Piece of the Moon by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores
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There are so many endings to this, Terveen. You will have to do a follow up and put me out of my misery. As a participant of many identification parades (on the lawful side, I would add), I can’t remember any having this much intrigue or excitement.
Thanks so much, Davy. Whenever I write about the police and crime, you always cross my mind. I’m so glad that you found it interesting. And thank you for the clarification. Lol.
I knew this was coming; but it was an exciting read anyway; you maintained the tension even as the tale wound to the inevitable —
Thanks John. Wanted to lead the reader to that ‘oh no’ moment. 🙂
A claustrophobic tale Excellent write, Terveen. 😊
Thank you so much, Jeff. It definitely is. 🙂
You’re most welcome, Terveen. Always. 😊
Oh, Tarveen, what an ending. Is he wrongfully accused just because of his looks? That’s so unfair. And I would like to add something to this story that this poor man is mistreated by the police, but his friend is a lawyer who helps him to sue the police and clear his name.
Haha! I like that, Haoyan. That would be wonderful and such a relief. I like how you infuse the darkness with light. 🙂
Really great, Terveen ~ very believable story and character <3
Thanks so much, David. Really appreciate it. 🙂