A Date with Medusa


     She ran the razor over her scalp, feeling lighter and lighter as snakes plopped to the floor.  They’d grow back.  She’d done this before.  She pulled on a stocking cap and a pair of dark sunglasses and went out for coffee. 

     She flirted with the boy who made her cappuccino, and when his shift was over they went back to her place.  She kissed him all over, loving the way his flesh felt next to hers. 

     "I want to see your eyes."  He reached for her glasses. 

     She grabbed his fingers and shook her head. 

     "Please."  He smiled and touched her cheek.  "I’m sure they’re beautiful." 

     She never could resist a compliment.  She took off her glasses and felt his hand grow cold and hard against her skin. 

     She put him in the basement with the others.


About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at www.jamielackey.com.

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