SPF: Wants and Needs


“But Harold!”

“Oh, come on!”

“No! I don’t like the pool here!”

“It has a great pool! And don’t you start about the food next!”

“Oh, I get it, so only your opinions matter, I don’t have a say at all!”

“You’ve been having your say for the past twenty years,” mumbled Harold.

“What’s that? I heard you!” Nancy glared at him.

“They even have a special deal on Mani-Pedis,” continued Harold quickly.

He walked towards the entrance, followed by an irritable Nancy.

Nearby, two little girls in frayed dresses stood quietly.

The younger one looked up at her sister.

“What are Mani-Pedis?” asked Mary.

“It’s..um when you get your nails cut nicely…or something like that,” replied Rose.

Mary frowned.

“She’s come to the hotel so someone can cut her nails? Why can’t she cut them herself?”

Rose shrugged.

“Hey! You girls still here? I told you, there’s no food right now, come back later…and come at the back entrance!”

“Come on, let’s go see if Mr. Gregory’s in a good mood, he might just give us some apples,” said Rose.

Mary skipped cheerfully alongside Rose, feeling happy that she could cut her own nails!

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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 SPF: Wants and Needs

  1. Harry says:

    Feel like I’m slipping past a little moment in time. Sort of like I’d passed on the street and overheard this whole exchange. Good stuff 🙂

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Bit of a sad tale, but the girls seem happy and I think that’s what’s important.

  3. Singledust says:

    The wide divide between those that have it and don’t appreciate it and those that don’t and love all the have. you always write with amazing passion.

  4. magarisa says:

    You’ve presented the stark contrast between the bickering couple and the two happy little girls perfectly. Wonderfully written!

  5. Dahlia says:

    Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time – sad to see the poor little girls but their joy in little things is heartening.

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