Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Courtship of Vernon - @MicrocosmsFic

I had a 100 word limit on this, but ended up with a 240 word story. Microcosms prompts are very fun to work with/against.

The Courtship of Vernon
“I haven’t opened any of them!” Vernon didn’t want to cry in front of his new girlfriend, but he was at the end of his rope. “I just give them to the couriers that show up.”
“If even one is opened I will not be allowed to leave my country and be your princess.” Her connection at the internet cafĂ© was clearer than some of his friends in a mile away in Brooklyn.
His refrigerator was full of Styrofoam containers she mailed him from overseas. Vernon called her panicked after one tipped over, spilling its contents: three human eyeballs.
Vernon wished he’d have left her email in his spam folder.

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