Umber (16)

March 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

I picked up two identical cardboard frames tied together with string.  I slid them apart.  I found two portraits, of an adolescent boy and an adolescent girl, each posed in 3/4 view.  He was wearing a three-piece suit, white shirt and striped tie.  His short hair was slicked back, and he smiled smugly.  She wore a linen dress, heavily embroidered and smocked with white embroidery floss, with a bolo tie around her neck.  Her hair was bobbed in a 1920’s style, and she had a  bit of an overbite.  They both had flawless skin, small eyes and very straight noses.  Someone who obviously brought home A’s in penmanship had written the names “Luther” and “Lorraine” in beautiful script at the bottoms of the respective images.

Finally, I had found some names…


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