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Well, Who Would You Be?

Chris Connolly asks...

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by Chris Connolly, for outsideleft.com
originally published: April, 2016
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‘Who would you be?’

He laughed.

‘What’s so funny?’

‘Just the first answer to pop into my head.’

‘Which is?’

‘Which is… it’s way too morbid for right now – for post-sex chit chat.’

‘Go on, tell me, who would you be, if you had to choose someone?’

‘Really?’

‘Yes, go on.’

‘You really want to know who I’d like to be?’

‘Just tell me…’

‘Okay…’

‘Well?’

‘Okay, well...’

‘What?’

‘Okay – any still-born baby.’

‘What?’

‘You asked.’ 

‘That’s way morbid… That’s weird.’

‘I know.’

‘That’s…’

‘I know. Believe me, I know.’

Chris Connolly

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Chris Connolly

Chris Connolly writes from Dublin, Ireland. Allegedly he is not as dangerous as he reads. His first collection of short stories, 'Every Day I Atrophy' (the SideCartel) is available now. If you need to know more about Chris Connolly, he has an excellent and excellently informative website here chrisconnollywriter.com

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