Human Parts
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Human Parts

Fiction

Beware the Sharp Edges

The unmaking of a family

Fog over calm lake at sunrise with boat launch dock.
Photo: Orchidpoet/Getty Images

They are at a lake, a deep lake, and the woman asks him to dive in. She tells him it’s safe — “Come on, when was the last time someone drowned in a lake?” People drown in lakes all the time, he almost says, but there she goes cleaving through the water, moss covering her back. She’s laughing in a way that displeases him, as if to say, “I know…

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Felicia C. Sullivan

Felicia C. Sullivan

Marketing Exec/Author. I build brands & tell stories. Work in Human Parts, OneZero, Forge, Index & Marker. Hire me: t.ly/bEnd7 Brand & Content eBooks: t.ly/ZP5v