Some smiles are said to light up a room.
His smile sent a shiver through people.

Some smiles bring a ray of warmth and happiness flowing through you.
His smile placed a frigid taste in the atmosphere.

A smile is like sunshine, rainbows and unicorns to little ones.
His smile spooked children to hide behind their Mother’s apron.

Some smiles generate many others.
His smile sent a streak of suspicion through adolescents.

At night he lay a single rose on a tiny grave while his smile creased into tears.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
4 months ago

This is such a sad and unexpected ending to your story, Margarida. I anticipated that there was something sinister about your protagonist, then you fooled me again with your ending. Nicely done.

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
4 months ago

Margarida, this story has an unexpected ending. Good job. I wonder whose grave the tiny one where he laid a rose.

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

The first question that comes to mind with your story, Margarida, is ‘what lies behind his smile’? His tears in the final line suggest a heartbreaking tragedy. How many of us put on a painted smile? A story that leaves me wondering! Very well written, as always.

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

Your twist, in the end, is really unexpected. That twist is like a punch that hit me and brought tears to my eyes. Well done, Margarida. 

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

You’re always welcome, Margarida.

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