smile

“you should smile,”
said the man
as his own smile
began to melt
his scream silenced
by viscous dribbles
of flesh

she smiled

Beth Cato

Nebula-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the new Blood of Earth Trilogy from Harper Voyager. Beth is a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.

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