“Eyelash Extensions” by Clive Aaron Gill

Brittani, the unmarried maid of honor at her younger sister’s wedding in a small village church, spent years in graduate school. It infuriated her that the bride’s marriage license meant more to their family than Brittani’s PhD.

Tanya, Brittani’s sister, married a divorced man she’d known for fourteen days. The groom rarely saw his five children and only occasionally sent them text messages.

Tanya had begged the guests for cash to pay the wedding caterers, but she only ordered a quarter of the food needed to feed everyone in the undecorated reception hall.

Brittani could have forgiven Tanya, if only she hadn’t used some of the catering money to satisfy her obsession to feel glamorous by buying expensive eyelash extensions.


Fifty stories by Clive Aaron Gill have appeared in literary journals and in “People of Few Words Anthology.” He tells his stories at public and private gatherings. Born in Zimbabwe, Clive has lived and worked in Southern Africa, North America and Europe. He received a degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and lives in San Diego. More of Clive’s stories are available at https://www.amazon.com/Clive-Aaron-Gill/e/B00FADQIR6

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