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PAULINE CHOW: Chopping Expectations | 50-Phrase Tales

A no-breakup breakup is the worst possible kind of hurt.
Someone cut me out of their world.
No words were exchanged, spoken, or heard.
Only silence.
Did I slice too deep into your invisible wounds?
I didn’t know.
Or did I not meet expectations?
Well, you didn’t meet mine either.

Pauline Chow writes speculative fiction to explore history and disgruntled people. She is an attorney and data scientist. In upstate New York with her husband, toddler, and rescue pup, she is living her best life in the woods. Find her at or @DataThinker on Twitter.



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