Story a day: 7.10.16

“Call me today for a free consultation.”

The lights cut off. She took off the wig, wiped off the lipstick, peeled off the false human face.

“Have any called?” she asked.

The man – creature – lounging on five legs beside the human phone made a gesture that passed for a shrug.

Shrug. Stars above, had they been here so long that they shrugged now?

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