Shirley Big Ears

17254433-portrait-of-wild-doe-in-alert-in-autumnToday’s daily prompt is called Fireside Chat and it asks;

What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their  life story?

Shirley Big Ears. I call her that because she has big ears. It’s not that they’re unattractive, but they are a distraction. It appears she parts her hair around them or perhaps her ears work their way out of any cover up attempts. When she smiles it’s from ear to ear, giving her teeth full exposure. The corners of her mouth draw attention to her ear lobes and it takes effort not to laugh.

Her voice is whiny, with quiet deliberation. When speaking, she pauses between words providing space for their extended meaning, then inserts a girlish giggle, a hint the tragedy was overcome.

I often think her ears are larger because she is a better listener. I would like to hear her life story.

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