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Old Baby, A Fable by Leslie What

I'm reading this 7-minute story tonight at the Phantom Drift Ensemble Reading:

The newborn was wrinkled and curled like an old man.

"You look as if you've already lived," said his mother.

The baby, eyes watery and butterfly blue, opened his mouth, popped imperfect spit bubbles with his tongue.

The husband stood beside the hospital bed to massage the mother's shoulders. "He's like a fish," he  Read More 
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