a cure for the common block

Local Hero

Arlene drew a few circles, a couple of lines, did some shading, and quickly gave life to a new character. She studied the figure – frail and timid in appearance – asking who she was? where she came from? She realized her appearance was intended to put people off-guard, both for citizens to know she is not there to harm them and to criminals so they will not expect the beating they will surely endure for their misdeeds. Raina starred in many adventures and became very popular, but it wasn’t until a friend made an offhand comment about being reminded of a 13-year-old Arlene at summer camp that she realized how much of herself she had poured into the character.

#ShortShortStories #LocalHero


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