Flash Fiction – Beached



Photo – Sandra Crook


‘Fat people disgust me!’ Jeanie hissed.

The words hit harder than any slap could but I still screamed as hands shoved my shoulder blades, hard. Tears mingled with the damp earth that filled my nostrils as I laid face down in the dirt. My school bag was kicked away and I covered my ears blocking out laughter.

I shake away images I haven’t thought about for years and smooth my skirt over my now size 10 hips. It’s my first night running Super Slimmers and I need to focus.

A new member waddles in, shoulders hunched, smock dress billowing. Jeanie?

Who’s laughing now?


Written for Friday Fictioneers. A 100 word story inspired by a photo prompt. Read the other entries here.