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They're So Cute At That Age

It's safe, Dr. Finklebaum?" Mrs. Murphy asked, chewing the skin on the edge of her fingers. "No side effects?"

Finklebaum nodded. He reminded her of Caspar the Friendly Ghost. "Don't worry, FDA approved." He leaned back in his office chair, talking through stacks of papers. "How old are they?"

Mrs. Murphy took out her digital camera, clicked to a picture of a boy and a girl opening Christmas presents. "Three and five." She beamed with parental pride.

He leaned forward to peer at the photo. "With weekly injections, they'll never get any older, never leave you and never break your heart."

Story by:

Sara Jacobelli

18 September 2012

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