11/10/2018

PRINCESS - a hundred word story


PRINCESS

“You said no?”
“I said no.”
“How could you? He’s such a nice boy.”
“And so rich.”
“That’s not what I meant, but having money isn’t such a bad thing.”
“He’s boring and possessive.”
“He’d treat you like a princess.”
“Yeah, right – give me diamonds and lock me up in his castle.”
“But you’re thirty – you might not ...”
“Get another offer? Thanks Mum.”
“Don’t you want to be married and have babies?”
“Give you grandchildren, you mean? When I get married – if I ever do – I want to share my castle with a prince, not a gaoler.”
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I just didn't fancy the idea of living in this building, with its slit windows, minimal light, and no way out, which prompted this week's story. Apologies to Rochelle who took the picture, and who also hosts Friday Fictioneers at https://rochellewisoff.com/
I have been extra busy this week, as I am going to my first ever Local Author Fair on Saturday at Crawley Library. Crawley is in Sussex, so if any of you are down that way on Saturday morning, do please pop in and visit my stand, where I shall be displaying - and hopefully selling copies of - my recent book Helter-Skelter, the cover of which is at the top of my blog - click on it to buy your copy.

36 comments:

  1. I wouldn't fancy living there either, money or not.

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  2. All mothers have similar advice and expectation from their daughters.

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    1. I would rather my daughters were happy - possessive men are not a good choice.

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  3. We did have the same idea, didn't we?

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  4. She's definitely better off without him!

    I'd be happy to live there with the right person though – looks like there's room to park the campervan outside.

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    1. You'd need a light on all the time, though!

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    1. She is indeed - having no husband is far better than having the wrong one.

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  6. she has a point. besides, it's free to dream. :)

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  7. Smart girl. Diamonds are useless if they remain locked up in a museum.

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  8. Why does everyone assume that a girl's most fervent wish is to marry a rich prince and have babies? Nice job.

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  9. Perfection, Liz! Who REALLY wants that?

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  10. Dear Liz,

    That last line clinches the deal. Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. I think the prince will find someone else willing to be bought... alas.

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    1. Too many women perceive possessiveness as love, unfortunately.

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  13. Yes, go, girl. The biggest decisions must be our own, Jilly, Sugar on the Bee

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  14. If you've got a castle,you can afford to be picky. Nicely done.

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    1. I can see we're on the same page about possessive men, Dawn!

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