FFftPP: Choices


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It had only been three weeks and here he was on that proverbial one knee, ring gleaming.

Janie swallowed. What was she supposed to say? You were just part of my manipulative plan to get back at Alicia?

Alicia, the high school definition of Gossip Girl meets Mean Girls. That flick of her blonde hair, the glossy lips, perfect mascara. Janie pretended not to care, but just like all the other ‘ordinary’ girls, there was a tinge of resentment. But she didn’t let it bother her too much, until that day in Science class when her experiment literally blew up (no pun intended) in her face and five minutes later her glutinous visage was all over Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (she stopped checking other social media sites after this), with snide remarks, resulting in lonely days taking refuge in empty corridors and classrooms.

Ten years later at the reunion, witnessing that unchanged flick, mortification resurfaced. As the grapevine circulated, Alicia’s connection with Brandon emerged and repressed humiliation weaved the vengeful plan that now lay at her feet, eagerly awaiting a reply.

Ashamed, Janie knew she had to confess her wrongdoing; the only problem was, she wanted to say yes.

Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner 


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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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14 Responses to FFftPP: Choices

  1. Girls and their evil manipulations.

  2. The first thing that came to my mind was, “Oh what an evil web we weave when we practice to deceive.” This story is excellent! I wonder if she will say yes…

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Wow what a cunning girl. So sad for Alicia having that experiment blow up in her face, that is horrible. Janie must have hated her a lot. Why she does years later, I don’t know. Great write!

  4. Dear S, I enjoyed your story, girls can be so manipulative, but also so sorry.

  5. i b arora says:

    we all suffer from that evil at some stage of life.

  6. maria says:

    Nicely done, S! I enjoyed reading it very much. I couldn’t help but feel a bit sad knowing that she wanted to say yes…

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