Pressure of Greed

Avatar Author: Nymphaea Rose Jeez, when I learned that Ficlets had returned I literally screamed at the top of my lungs. And it came up right at the perfect time: the beginning of summer! That's all I can really say right now....YAY!!! Oh! And I almo... Read Bio

“Come on honey. Just please stand still for mommy,” the woman begged her daughter as she held a spray bottle filled with spray-on tan.

“But I don’t like it when it gets in my face!!” The four-year old stamped her foot in protest, “I don’t wanna do this anymore!” The little girl, with her blonde hair put up high on her head in thick curls threw the $100 dress she was to wear on the ground and ran off, weaving threw all the other little girls going through the same exact thing as a her, some feeling the same way as her.

Mommy caught up to her daughter and grabbed her arms (a little too firmly), “Now you listen to me Caroline. You’ve got a pretty face and blue eyes. Now I want you to go out there and show that off!” the mother growled in her little girl’s face.

“But Mommy I don’t-”

“No buts, okay? Now get on this dress that I bought just for you, go out there, and then win! Mommy needs that money to go get her hair dyed. You know how I am when my greys show.”

The girl glares at her mother, “I hate you.”

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Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar Nymphaea Rose

    Not really sure if this is what you wanted, but it has to do with greed so -shrugs-

  2. Avatar C. Augusto Vald├ęs

    I like the slice of life feeling… Although the ending is a little bit rushed. You can finish with an action instead of a phrase, that makes it more powerful.