"Her gaze was not absent, as it had been shortly before; instead, it was fixed on the flowers on the wallpaper that lined the room. She noticed, for the first time, that the flowers were daisies. And she shifted her gaze from one to the next, to see if the pattern was the same, and she found that it was. Is that not delightful? Daisies painted on paper."
Genre: short story
Length: 4,200 words
Translated from Portuguese (Brazil)
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Published November 3, 2012
Literature & Fiction.