458: The Scatterbrain

Marie was so scatterbrained! She couldn’t focus on anything for more than a couple seconds. By the time she was finished looking at the petunias, she would forget that she had to look at the roses too.

One day she was taking a bath and, this is embarrassing, she forgot to scrub under her fingernails.

“I’m such a scatterbrain!” Said Marie. “If my head wasn’t attached to my body I’d lose it completely!”

No one was arguing with her on that. In fact, most people were surprised that she had managed to hold onto it for as long as she had.

“Maybe I should get a basket to carry my head around in!” Joked Marie. She couldn’t remember how many pieces of pie she had had that day.

Later that spring Marie was sent to the Guillotine. Her head was severed from her body, and rolled neatly into a basket.

She never lost her train of thought again.

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