Stranger – Curse #16O

Posted on March 2, 2011


In the morning she does not think that she looks like herself. Her biggest fear is that she has let her guard down and become another person over night.

Her dog barks at her as she leaves for work, unwilling to accept a milk-bone.

No one at the office says a word to her, and she begins to feel out of focus.

The same guy serves her coffee everyday on her break. She likes it black but today he adds cream and sugar and says, here you go, Sally, which is not her name.

She feels counterfeit as she looks in the mirror that night and sees that things have become worse. Her skin has turned pale, her cheek bones have disappeared, and she is no longer blonde, but a dark haired brunette. When did she let this happen, she asks herself. When did she change into this other person that she does not recognize, left asking questions to a strange reflection, struggling to find a clue as to who she is now.

Posted in: Year 1: Paranoia