The Grass is Greener – Carlo Caruso
6400 words Romance
Frankie – a single, twenty-something illustrator – accidentally discovers an ‘alter’ version of herself when she follows her wandering cat through a hedge hole. Her alter-ego seems to have the perfect life, including a big house, gorgeous husband and impossibly straight hair… but does she really?
I blame Scout, my cat, for bumping into myself. Well, not really bumping into myself – more so peering up at an upstairs window from the street, mouth hanging open at the sight of my other self. The one with the glossy dark hair and perfectly applied makeup. The one I can see right now adjusting a beige top while talking on her mobile and looking in what I gather is a mirror behind the end of a sheer white curtain.