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Dummy Story

Claire Writer

Mom wants me to take care of my dead sister. She can’t stand the burden of her anymore, she wants to be free and start over. I didn’t even know my sister when she was alive. I’ve met only the dead version of her, but that’s irrelevant, says mom. She raised me alone, all this time carrying my old sister along. Dad left when I was born. He didn’t want another kid. I think he feared that I’d be sick too. But I’m still here, alive and well, which may be hard on mom. Perhaps she’d want me dead too.

Clare Writer is a neurologist, from Athens, Greece. A Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions nominated writer, her work can be found in many journals, such as Litro, Jellyfish Review, Flash Flood, Moon Park Review, Okay Donkey, Maudlin House, Open Pen and others.

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