Greetings! This is my first time to submit a snippet from my work for Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Following is the beginning of my award-winning short story, ” The Fourth Treatment,” which is available free here on my website and in ebook format from All Romance:
“Remember how your growing bones ached?”
I tried to remember but maybe I was just too distracted. I’m a visual person and it was taking a lot of effort to keep from staring rudely at Jorge’s leathery, wrinkled face. Tufts of coarse brown hair jutted over his dark eyes, which were almost hidden in the cavernous space beneath his bulging eyebrow ridge.
“That’s not a trick question,” he said. “You can remember if you try.”
It was about seventy years ago when I went through puberty. Still, I could recall the knocks and bruises from being out-of-sync with my growing body. But bones aching? “Sorry, Mr. Jorge,” I said, throwing my hands up and smiling.
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