Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bathroom Monologue: Deaf Leading

It was dumb, but she was nervous to take them to the beach. She'd always had fat hips, and there was no way she could tone up her arm flab. She felt disgusting in a bikini no matter what her husband said. Even one-pieces rode up her butt uncomfortably. She settled on a humiliating combination of men's shorts, a one-piece and an optional t-shirt to wear over it if she chickened out.

And nobody made fun of her. The blind kids were just happy somebody took them swimming.


  1. Classic, John. Awesome tale on extreme insecurity. Great ending. I didn't see it coming. Oh crap...I said, "see it coming" in a story with blind folk.

  2. That's the kind of mistake I thoroughly encourage and indulge in often.

  3. "I see, I see, I see," said the blind man to his deaf and dumb children....

    John, this - as Angel said - was a great li'l story of insecurity, but also of trust those kids put in their parents. Nice work!!

  4. Wonderful!

    What a great little story.


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