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My latest in the weekly Micro Bookends flash fiction contest wherein they provide the first (VIDEO) and last (SHARING) words and you provide a maximum of 110 words in response to the above photo prompt. Story below.

Video had come to recycle our eyeballs. Nobody “saw” anything unless the red light was blinking. Nobody did anything until they had been powdered, angled for the right light and coached.

If only The Bard had lived to see how perverse his stage had become. Cat mused on this over a steaming cup of Dead Rabbit Irish Coffee. The thick and creamy texture snuggled on her brain, made her forget that she used grocery store coupons as a blanket on a night where the cold was an intruder to the veins.

A flashy billboard overhead stirred her. Red light blinking, Photoshopped beauty. Overplayed slogan: Sharing is caring; caring is sharing!

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