Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Be True to Yourself


 My micro fiction piece for the Three Word Wednesday prompt this week.


Cindy was going to baffle all her father’s guests. She knew they expected her to show up in jeans and a t-shirt, but she had other plans. For once, she was going to be presentable.

“Ok, here goes nothing,” Cindy whispered to herself while she stood at the top of the stairs and looked down on the party. “You can do this.”

The partygoers never noticed how elegant she looked, because half way down the staircase she tripped. Cindy was sure that tumbling down a flight of stairs and ending up with your dress over your head tends to negate any positive image you wished to convey.

“Wear your sneakers next time,” her father said and winked as he helped her up. 


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12 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Just for a moment I thought he was going to say "Wear your nickers next time" but I guess that really would be flash fiction!

Nicely told!

Sheilagh Lee said...

poor thing .Great story.

jaerose said...

Tsk - yes, sneaker kind of girls should always remain true to themselves - and what a cool dad! Great story..Jae

Di Eats the Elephant said...

Nice story. I think we can all identify with the need to conform to other's wishes from time to time, and against our wills and better judgement. Loved the ending!

Angel said...

LOL, sweet, that it would indeed. Thanks for reading, yall.

Kim Nelson said...

I love the sweetness in the father-daughter relationship that we glimpse at the end of the piece. Nice work.

Angel said...

Thanks, Kim.

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww poor girl.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Well, at least she can't say she never gave it a try. Kudos to her dad for loving who she really is.

Angel said...

Unfortunately, I know how she feels. If I tried to wear heels and do stairs, I'd fall too. Maybe she can get it right next time though. Thanks for reading, y'all.

Chris said...

Hilarious post, best to go natural :-)

Nara Malome said...

Laughing, that would so be me.