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Victoria's Secret

Sunday 7th July, Story #189/366

By L.C. SchäferPublished 16 days ago Updated 10 days ago 3 min read
Victoria's Secret
Photo by Alex Sheldon on Unsplash

I was a child when I found out. After my father left, my mother got a little slack, and I discovered her secret.

She hadn't closed her bedroom door properly. I was walking past and... I know it was wrong, OK? I was at that age when a chance to glimpse almost any breasts is powerful. My head moved as if on a string. What was that?

It looked like a flash of greenish... something.

A fancy new bra maybe?

I should've looked away, I know. There were so many reasons I shouldn't've crept closer, and peered through the gap.

There was some kind of lizard creature walking on its hindlegs around my mother's bedroom.

My guts felt cold and slimy. What was going on? What was that? Had it done something to my mother? It was wearing her underwear, and pulling on her clothes. I backed away from the door, horror scrabbling at me with poisonous claws.

I moved downstairs, my eyes fixed on her door. Moments later, mother appeared, patting her hair into place. Did she blink too quickly? For a second, did her pupils look different?

How long had that thing been walking around pretending to be my mother?

"Patrick?" she said. "Ready for breakfast?"

I couldn't make my voice work, so I made a weird strangled sound and nodded.

"Pancakes?" she said. I stared, looking for... I dunno, clues, or something. "Are you OK?" she asked. "You look a bit peaky."

We ate. My stomach and brain roiled. My sisters came in, sat down, poured syrup. Did they know? Should I tell?

I didn't. I kept the secret, and started spying on my sisters, wondering if they were imposters, too. I peered into their eyes, worrying I'd gone mad.

I said nothing for a decade, and then I got drunk and confessed it to my girlfriend as a "funny story of something I thought I saw when I was a kid". I woke up in hospital. I'd been attacked, brutally, and left for dead. She ghosted me.

A suspicion formed.

I used every ounce of cunning I had to spy on my next girlfriend.

Guys! All women are reptiles. Tell the others!

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Word count excluding note: 366

Submitted on Sunday 7th July at 14.17

Quick Author's Note*

First, and most importantly: thank you so much for reading my story! The ha'penny that Vocal will toss in my hat for your eyeballs landing on this humble piece will be well-spent.

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Thank you again, most sincerely. Especially if you are one of the wonderful people who has been staunchly reading these daily scribbles since the start of the year. I see you, and appreciate you very much indeed!

Edited to fix formatting.

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Comments (16)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran15 days ago

    Noooooo!!! How dare you expose us like this??????

  • Alexander McEvoy15 days ago

    "horror scrabbling at me with poisonous claws." This was an awesome description! Talk about power and visceral detail. Also, this explains so much! Everything is clear now! Though I wonder... if women are all lizard people, where do men come from? Your stories always make me think so deeply

  • I KNEW IT! This story explains so much! Thank you for exposing the truth 🤓

  • Thoroughly enjoyed it...who doesn't love a good story, day 190 or not!

  • Sid Aaron Hirji15 days ago

    Jokes on him. Women are aliens

  • D.K. Shepard15 days ago

    Very inventive and humorous!! Nicely done, L.C.!

  • David Icke is like: "NO! NOT MOM TOO!" Haha. Well-wrought!

  • Gina C.16 days ago

    Oh! I felt my scales growing with each word of this one 😅 Nicely done!

  • Cathy holmes16 days ago

    Haha. That was great. Well done.

  • D. J. Reddall16 days ago

    Paranoid fantasy about lizard people is surprisingly widespread and you've caught it neatly herein! You kindly granted me permission to take part in your diabolically brilliant 366 challenge when it began, though I asked to write a poem most days instead of a poem, and have done so to date. Do my contributions still count, in your judgment?

  • Oh no! Lol, the Conspiracy Theorists will love this one! Well done LC, this was a lot of fun to read!

  • angela hepworth16 days ago

    Haha this was so creative and clever!

  • Caroline Craven16 days ago

    Ha! This was brill! Love the title too.

  • Margaret Brennan16 days ago

    omg, sorry but this is funny. my older son, for years has jokingly accused me of being an alien from outer space. so, far, I've never been accused of being a reptile, but I'm not dead . . . yet. haha

  • John Cox16 days ago

    This is so bloody clever, LC! Absolutely loved it! The truth behind the gender divide finally revealed!

  • Paul Stewart16 days ago

    Lol...that ending! What a wonderfully warped little tale you told, LC! Really loved it. I've known some reptiles in the past...

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