Soft Tissue

It has been long enough since I last saw her that all the small stuff – the soft memories – are basically gone. There are just the big details left, and they’re so generic they could belong to anyone.

When bodies decompose, the soft tissue goes first – the skin, the muscles, the lips, the eyes.       There are just the bones left, and bones are so generic they could belong to anyone.



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  1. Joma says:

    I love this.

    • Peter McCune says:

      Thanks Joma. The idea will probably come up again in another piece of my writing. I don’t always have a good idea, but when I do I drag it around a bit until it’s totally done…

  2. Jane says:

    I think this can really resonate with a lot of people. Pretty powerful prose!

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