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a cure for the common block

Skin Deep

As they finished getting ready, Craig snidely responded to his wife’s suggestion, “What’s to stare at? She doesn’t even have a nose anymore!” and Beverly merely sighed, secretly agreeing with him and barely putting up a half-effort, the way you sometimes do when defending relatives; meanwhile, Stewart waited on the couch for Nancy to arrive, half-listening, and half-immersed in his game. Even if his attention weren’t divided, he wouldn’t have understood what his father had meant, he’d never met Aunt Cheryl and had no concept of cosmetic surgery, so his imagination – increased by the gameplay – brought to mind a grotesque image of a woman without a nose on her face, a woman he now dreaded meeting at the family picnic this upcoming weekend.

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