69/100 Days of Creativity: Staffroom Confession

‘Oh em gee Kay, I can’t believe what I just did. I’m sooo embarrassed!’ squeaked Lindy the temporary receptionist.

‘What? What happened?’ replied Lindy’s reluctant ‘go-to-buddy’, Kay as she looked up from her lunch and Facebook feed.

‘I just met Felicity’s partner Martin, and accidentally said ‘your brother is here to see you’ when I told her he was here….they literally look SO ALIKE! It was sooo awkward.’

‘That’s so funny! What did Felicity say?’ asked Kay.

‘She just laughed, thank gawd. They do look like a symbister, right?’

‘Oh, yeah. Totally. Everyone says so.’


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
symbister n.
A pair of lovers who look like brother and sister.

Tomorrow’s word:
ullatti pl. n.
The tiny wooden spades that come with individual tubs of ice cream.