Size Doesn’t Matter, by Michael A. Kechula
She was magnificent. All three inches of her.
A Martian? I didn’t care.
She arrived when I was suicidal. Saved my life.
Daytimes, she sat on my shoulder, purring. Nights, she lay on my pillow, sighing.
Inseparable, love blossomed.
“Marry us,” I asked a priest. He refused because of our significant size differences.
I asked surgeons to downsize me.
“Make you teensy-weensie? Impossible!”
Then she disappeared.
Grieved, I found a note: “I’ve gone to Mars. There’s a new hormonal treatment.”
She returned 3 months later.
“It worked,” she said, trying to snuggle her ten-foot body next to my 5’6” frame.
Michael A. Kechula’s flash and micro-fiction tales have been published by 150 magazines and 50 anthologies in 8 countries. He’s won 1st prize in 12 writing contests and 2nd prize in 8 others. He’s authored 5 books of flash and micro-fiction tales, including a book that teaches how to write flash fiction. See his publisher’s site at: http://www.booksforabuck.com/ to read a free story or chapter in all of his books.