To Spite Her Face

Avatar Author: April Raines Strong silent type, except when talkative. Mother, wife, writer, teacher, gamer, geek. Living. I am currently writing two online serial novels at April Raines' Storybook Corner. A dark fantasy called _The Shadows of... Read Bio

Her boobs were perfect, perky C-cups. Her ass was taut and round. Her hips made that coveted hourglass shape. Her feet were petite, and so were her hands. Her hair hung in honey coloured waves. Her eyes sparkled like emeralds. Her lips pouted perfectly.

The problem was her nose. It was just too big for her face: bulbous and flared, not pert or buttonish. But there was no way her parents would pay for the surgery. And, though she was sure she could get some of her ‘friends’ to chip in, they’d expect things. Those things were not for sale. Not even for the perfect nose. There was no way she’d risk her perfect shape on disease or worse, pregnancy.

Later she rode home from Krystal’s party on the back on Rod’s bike. His leather vest was smooth under her hands. When his headlights flash on the deer, she grabbed him tightly and he served off the road. She saw the tree coming and made sure her nose hit it.

Rising out of the drugs, she heard the doctor say,“She’ll never walk again. And we’ll have to fix her nose.”

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  1. Avatar Ben Paddon

    Haha! I like it!

  2. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    oh this is sick and deranged i love it.

  3. Avatar Triana

    Vanity sucks. This ficly does not :)

  4. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Love it!!!

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  6. Avatar Scott

    A great character profile in 1024 characters

  7. Avatar Coccinella

    Brilliantly executed little story, perfectly titled. You nasty puppy. Love it!

  8. Avatar J. Rein B.

    XD, she has good aim, don’t you think?
    This is very nice

  9. Avatar April Raines

    Thank you for all the heart (& ego) warming praise. I shall try not to let it inflate my pride. ;)

    For those who don’t read tags – this piece was roughly inspired by the movie ‘Se7en’. If you haven’t seen it, stop reading now. No seriously, it’s awesome & I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you.

    Ok, stopped reading yet? The death of Pride has always been my favourite in that movie because he, quite literally, cuts of her nose to spite her face. He doesn’t kill her. He leaves her with two options – call for help or OD on pills. No points for guessing the right one.

  10. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    That was brutally awesome. And yes, I saw se7en a long time ago. I’d forgotten pride, but I do love the 7 deadly sins—actually wrote a series of short stories around them. But, awesome little bit of writing, a nice, compact character study in vain stupidity.

  11. Avatar Lady Bug

    this ending definitely caught me by surprise, but it was perfect for the story. I would have been slightly unhappy if she got what she wanted without any sort of payment.