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It looked like a sunset on a stormy night, an ominous deep purple streaked with angry red. Cheerful garnet toenails added a surreal touch of Hollywood glamour to toes dark as thunderheads. My first impulse was to scrub them clean but soap and nailbrush can’t touch blackened blood dried under swollen skin.
Three weeks later, the sunset has faded. I should have photographed it right after I broke it, when it still looked like a special effect, like a prop in a zombie movie.