Image courtesy of Sandra Crook
I slick my lips red and spray on vanilla perfume before choosing a little black dress that should help me blend in with all the other clubbers. Shame sits heavy in my stomach. Why can’t I be proud of who I am?
In my wardrobe, a multi-coloured dress I designed myself catches my eye. Zigzags weave together, the pattern as intricate as my emotions, and before doubt creeps in, I slip it on.
There’s a knock on the door.
‘Matthew, are you ready?’
I take a deep breath and run my palm over my chin checking for stubble.
I am absolutely delighted The Sister has made it to the semi-final of The Goodreads Debut Award 2016. If you’ve read and enjoyed my novel I’d really appreciate a vote here.
‘Embrace who you are’ is a reworking of an idea I originally had for Friday Fictioneers a couple of years ago. To join in, or read the other entries in this 100 word story challenge, inspired by a photo prompt, hop over to host Rochelle’s blog.