Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Smile-Girl

Molly sketched a smile-girl on the whitest sheet of paper she could find.  She drew a big grin on the smile-girl, and then penciled two dark and giant hands that were bigger.  In fact, the two giant hands were bigger than the smile-girl’s body.
Molly then invented a story for the smile-girl.  In the story, the smile-girl liked dollar bills, but didn’t like wolves.  She played in rain and soft sand and slept under a blanket patterned with giraffes.  Sometimes, the smile-girl’s hands became so heavy she dragged them around like two dead cows.  And the smile-girl never had to wash dishes because she always broke them.  And she couldn’t write her name.  When the smile-girl clapped, the townspeople ran for home because they imagined a terrible thunderstorm.

--Mitchell Hegman

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