It’s Not All Slight Of Hand – 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

It’s Not All Slight Of Hand

He swallows a mouthful of saliva as it tries to escape his mouth, then drags his sleeve across his mouth, wiping away the excess drool. Then nervously looks up at Roberto and smiles awkwardly. “S-Sorry, when I g-get carried away m-my adrenal glands kick into overdrive and f-flood my mouth with saliva.”

“Salivary,” Roberto quips back quickly.

“S-S-Sorry?”

“They are called your salivary glands, the glass that produce your saliva. It’s an honest mistake that anyone could make,” he says with a broad smile. “See your adrenal glands are in your kidneys, where your salivary glands are in your mouth.”

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