Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy

Exploration

February 7th 2017 in Microfiction

“What are YOU going to be when you grow up, Dora?” Mrs. Schultz asked sweetly. “An explorer – duh,” she replied to everyone’s delighted laughter. Mrs. Schultz gave her a thumbs up and moved on to ask Patrick and then Teresa. “Are you really going to be an explorer?” Ruiz whispered to Dora when the teacher had turned her back to them. “Yes,” Dora answered with a smile, opening her desk. There, her parents’ copy of the Necronomicon sat on top of her math and spelling books; she patted it lovingly. “Of all of the dimensions and the strange pockets in between.”




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