The wig and makeup change my reflection to everything I’m not. The woman who stares back is beautiful. Raven-black hair. Ivory complexion. Ruby lips outlined with temptation. Almond-shaped eyes with just enough flick of the eyeliner in the corners to create an aura of seduction.
But looks can be deceiving. Young and desirable won’t stand the test of time. Neither will love, trust, and commitment, sadly. Till death do us part?
Holding my wedding vows in my mind, I swap the mirror for a gun then walk across the park to where my cheating husband waits to embrace his raven-haired mistress.
The author had me from the first sentence and knocked me out with the last.
Very well thought out and a great delivery.
Raymond Sloan says
Good job, Pauline!
Deborah Burke Henderson says
Powerful. Great set up.
Kristoffer Poll says
This story worked for me!
Complete story, including the character’s backstory, all within 101 words. I really liked it.
PAULA WESCOTT says
Great story. What a gut punch the ending delivers!
Loved it. Thank you, Pauline. Very well written.
Travis Stephens says