Kim Tyler is a member of the Tuesday night writing practice group. She wrote this piece in response to the prompt: Tell me about a skill you never learned.
Only once in my life did I have a manicure. It was hours before my second wedding. It seemed like a good thing to do, at the time. But on my way from the manicurist's chair through the parking lot to my car, I began immediately to tear off the fake nails and throw them away. I hated the claustrophobic feeling of having my nails covered up. Those talons felt like weights on my fingertips. I couldn't even figure out how to open the car door without them clicking and snapping clumsily. To imagine going through an entire day with them was unthinkable. What was I thinking? I never even use nail polish.... [Continue Reading]