No Fear

by Catherine Bader

Fear has never been a problem to him. He simply doesn’t have any.

Today, he’s shaving.  Nice face.

Something gets his attention in the mirror. Several times he looks up and then he sees it.

The thing starts to smile.  Little tiny sharp teeth start to show. The bigger the smile, the more teeth until wide open mouth shows thousands of tiny sharp – exceedingly sharp – saliva ridden teeth.

He took all the mirrors out of his house.  No fear. As long as he has no mirrors, he has no fear.

He hears a rustle.  He turns his hearing aid off……

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