Uncrumpling notebook paper, he found his own face staring back at him: his masseter muscle dissected, bleeding, needles poking his retinas. A student’s drawing perfectly placed on his chair. He will feel that gaze stalking his nape as he teaches tomorrow’s lesson.

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42 thoughts on “Anatomy”

      1. Yes, we did! I was also referring to your Yeah Write Gargblemaster (or whatever it is called) win. Yay!

  1. Like, ‘face behind the cushion time’, for me when I first read this. You got me well spooked Nate and to do it in 42 words is a world record. No watching horror movies or reading ghost stories for me for a while.

    1. sorry to give you the heebie-jeebies, Hugh. I had to google your reference – I won’t just be plopping down on my couch anymore. That’s some freaky stuff!

  2. Creepy, and I could feel like a cold blast of air as I read this! So.. yes, really good job! πŸ™‚

  3. This is great! I had to Google “masseter” — egad. Student-teacher dynamic can be challenging, eh?

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