Picture courtesy of Jennifer Pendergast
My first thought on seeing this picture was of Dr. Doolittle’s famous push-me pull-you animal. Then I had deeper thoughts and came up with this story. Dr. Phil never said the quote I wrote below, but I thought it sounded like something he might have said. Maybe I should have stuck with the humorous bit.
On that note, I give you the Push-me Pull-You. Quite the animal – good for a smile.
Word count: 100
Dr. Phil said ending a marriage was like separating conjoined twins – intricate surgery that didn’t always go according to plan. But her ache to be free was like a Siamese twin she carried around, heavy and burdensome. Freedom was a feather, an ephemeral flirt that called to her across the way, teasing and enchanting.
– Hon? Where’d you drift off to? You wanna watch CSI?
– Not really. Jack, you ever think about what our lives might be like if we weren’t us?
– Nope. Not for a minute. Why?
– No reason. Just thinking.
– Dangerous thing, thinking.
© Erin Leary
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