Anti-gravity

Another in a series of 75-word novels

Levitation by Pixabay

Until now she hadn’t understood
that gravity didn’t affect her.
Waking with a start,
she found herself
in the corner of her room,
caught in an eddy
near the ceiling.

Her mother had always
called her an airhead.
In school her classmates
called her a lightweight.
She always thought it was
because she wasn’t pudgy
and bosomy like the other girls.

Leaving no footprints
she sneaked up on her mother
and cut the apron strings.

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