Flash fiction: She’s Got Style #shortstorysunday

She's Got Style (2015) flash fiction


“She’s so pretty. If only she’d lose a few dozen pounds.”

“This store doesn’t sell clothes for people like you.”

“She’s hungry AGAIN? You’d think she wouldn’t have to eat for days with all that fat.”

Emily wore the blood orange curve hugging dress despite what anyone said, and she felt gorgeous. She ate as much chicken Alfredo as she wanted at the party, even though she noticed the stares and heard the sighs. She went to the bathroom to check her makeup, fixed her lipstick, gave herself a toothy smile, and said, “You are beautiful. You are loved.”



This flash fiction piece was written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge.
March 11, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that shows the bully mentality countered with a different, unexpected or kind action. Bullies can be known or incognito; Goliaths or small-minded; in-person or online. Think of ways to unplug a bully’s power. Show characters with strength and dignity and even humor.

13 thoughts on “Flash fiction: She’s Got Style #shortstorysunday

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  3. This is a great flash and with a wonderful message. This woman is so lucky she loves herself as she is and can walk past the taunts and dress how she likes to please herself. I’m a great believer in that you can’t love someone else until you love yourself.


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