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Family Portraits, 7: The Green-Eyed Monster
Gabriel M. Agostino (#1, Mr. Make Believe)
When I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend named Hepert. We used to buy these models that you would have to put together with glue and paint. A very time-consuming process. My poor mother, who had six kids and one invisible kid under 10 years of age, was all for it so she could watch 'As the World Turns' or Perry Mason then scream outside the window of the bathroom, the only door in the house with a lock. One time, my friend Hepert shoplifted this Godzilla model from the Five-and-Dime and painted it green. All green. Except for the lips. The lips were red. That struck me. Just before I broke it.



Comments:
richard peters  commented on August 08, 2017 :
the mom in this story sounds crazier than hepert
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