Story in Seven

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It is quirky, lopsided, iconic.
He gave it to her for their last anniversary together, saying, “It reminds me of you,” and they laughed because it was true.
They hung it in the bedroom where it stayed until he was gone.
Next, it resided under her pillow and endured a year of tears.
Now it hangs beside the front door of the house they built, and she touches it, like a talisman, before passing in, through the front door.
It tells the neighborhood that he is still truly there, in walls, and kitchen aromas, and photographs, and hearts; it reminds her of him.
It is quirky, lopsided, iconic.

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