a slim story

He said, “You’ll never get a boyfriend if you look like a needle.” When Morna said she didn’t want a boyfriend, he shouted, “Tell me that again when you’re seventeen.”

I never will be, Morna said. Seventeen.

There’s a new short piece by Hilary Mantel, winner of the Booker prize, up here.

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~ by A Mundi on October 10, 2009.

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