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From the The King & The Quirky

for the Regal House Reading Series

I made my way up the carpeted, 80s style staircase, taking in the dirty white walls lined with framed close-up pictures of eyes, brows, and lips-- outdated looks I hoped were not a harbinger of what was to come.


From "A Brief Cosmology of Cosmetology"

published in print on

"You’re doing what?" a writing mentor balked some time ago. "Makeup?" She waited for me to tell her that I was joking. When I didn’t, she looked at me squarely. "You need to stop that immediately. It does something to the brain to do something you shouldn’t be doing.”

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