Polly Dactyly

by Sophie Playle

Polly was born with six fingers on each hand. You’d have thought it made playing the piano easy, but her fingers just got tangled. She didn’t have a middle finger to display to any name-callers. Gloves didn’t fit. It wasn’t that great really. But when her new-born son grabbed hold of the extra finger on her left hand and sucked with his warm, gumless mouth, only then did she realise that she was simply more complete than most people.


Sophie Playle is a lazy student. At the moment she fills her days waiting for buses, blowing fuses, and procrastinating with her blog.


Joe said...

Wonderfully composed and just illustrates that we may have our differences but we are still useful. Very nicely done.

Leatherdykeuk said...

A descendant of Ann Bolyn and traditionally a witch.

Baby Island said...

One can only imagine the possibilities if she'd had multiples.. :)

matilda said...


Anonymous said...

Nice work, Sophie. Visible and entertaining.

Robert Aquino

Madam Z said...

"...simply more complete than most people." What a lovely line! I will try to remember that the next time I start to feel bad about my extra eye.