The Grimace


Photo: Silas Baisch on Unsplash


It was not quite a smile.

It was born not in joy

Nor in any enchantment,

But in desperate


To forestall


As it loomed,

A storm

In the fast shrinking distance.




For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Grimace in 33 words



16 thoughts on “The Grimace

    • Thank you, Rochelle, from the depth of my heart. Some of these realities are heartbreaking. If we don’t grimace (and more) at them, we’d be lacking some fundamental human thread.
      Na’ama (off to read yours!)


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