One-Liner Wednesday: Charming — If That’s The Word I Want


So I have this non-cancerous tumor in the middle of my palm (hope you’re not eating as you read this) and the doctor tried to burn it out with silver nitrate (spoiler alert: it didn’t work).

She wrote down the official name of it, which is pyogenic granuloma, so I could look it up. She warned me that most of the pictures I’d find were pretty ghastly. She said:

They’re not cute, like yours is.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Something horrible so small it’s cute.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: Charming — If That’s The Word I Want

  1. Dan Antion

    October 18, 2023 at 5:50pm

    You have a cute tumor? That’s still scary. Is this related to your fall?

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      Marian Allen

      October 19, 2023 at 8:12am

      Yeah, it’s a real cutie. I could put it on a dating app and everybody would swipe whichever way it is that means they like it. Nobody knows why these rascals develop, but mine is probably related to foreign matter jammed into my hand by that fall. That’s what I get for being lazy and not cleaning the forest floor properly.

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      • Dan Antion

        October 19, 2023 at 9:35am

        Well, however it got there, and however cute it might be, I hope that get it out.

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  2. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    October 19, 2023 at 3:03am

    I’m glad you don’t have to spend time looking at a not-cute anything. I assume they’ll find some way of getting rid of it for you.

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