Her warm smile announced, “I love you.” Her comforting pats interpreted as “Always I will support you!” Her tears showed sadness for my troubles. 

Harsh words were whispered about me until they became a torrent of accusations. My friends rushed away as though from contamination. She stood by me like a shiny shield. She swore to remain my forever friend.

In court, I was accused of horrid deeds- treason, murder, theft.  

She smiled at me reassuringly then took the stand. My last hope smiled and pronounced me, “Guilty!”

It was then, I saw the truth in her judas janus smile.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
8 months ago

Another clever unexpected twist from you, Margarida! And how devastating for your protagonist! I love the term ‘her judas janus smile’. Great story!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
8 months ago

Hello, Margarida. What a nice twist. And “her judas Janus smile” really capture me. Nicely done. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Margarida Brei
8 months ago

You’re welcome, Margarida.

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