When insomnia grips, John replays his past.
Tonight, he’s back in primary school.
A girl – her name escapes John, but she haunts him often – is crying because Martin Hickey calls her Fish Lips.
John feels sorry for her, but he’s desperate to fit in.
So he points and laughs too.
This is the fifty-first story in the series of Humpbuckle Tales. Each story is precisely 50 words long. They are meant to be independent stories, but if you read them all you will find each one adds another piece to the puzzle – there is a bigger story that is being told.
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You will find over 70 more Humpbuckle Tales on the @humbuckletales Hive blog (so this blog is about 6 weeks behind)
On Hive I publish 12 stories per week (Monday to Saturday one story per day and then six 50-word stories in one post on a Sunday).