The Curse of Beauty
Catherine was beautiful. Perfect face. Perfect features.Perfect bone structure. A nose no surgeon could ever hope to duplicate. Large, wide eyes framed by long, thick eyelashes. High cheekbones. Full lush lips. Young and vibrant, she was about to break into modelling. The heads of the agency said they were very impressed with her look. Catherine thanked them, and walked out into the early autumn sunshine, confident that she had found an agency to represent her.
Almost giddy, she decided that, on such a beautiful day, she would walk to her next appointment. She was completely unaware of the man in the dark grey van, watching her.
The above is from Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8 (the famous “No Dragons” issue). You can read the rest of Davia Sacks’s The Curse of Beauty along with several other amazing stories between its captivating covers (and we both hope you do!)
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Have you been Harveyed?
The kind, wise, and wonderful folks at Sixth Element Publishing included four of my flash pieces in Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8 and I’m repaying that kindness by showcasing the opening from each author’s work for the next few weeks.
- Day 1’s Adrian Bagley’s “The Beast at Bay”.
- Day 2’s 15 Days of Harveys Day 2 – Alex Minns’s “Sides of the Mirror”
- Day 3’s Alexandrina Brant’s “Cartography, Creatures, & Craquelin (A Melina Short)”
- Day 4’s Bruce Connelly’s “Hare Today, Gone…?”
- Day 5’s Christine King’s “The Child, The Witch, and The Werewolf”
- Day 6’s Crysta Coburn’s “Smoke”
Next up, a taste of Muriel “iPad” Blytheman’s Ye Olde Ship Inn.