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A Tragic End

Ah, Doreen! Once a glamorous model stepping out in the latest styles, she was now a decaying wreck. Instead of bright lights and swank restaurants, she spent her time in a muddy field, swilling beer and chain-smoking, gazing at the empty sky.

Was she remembering happier days? Did she miss the fragrant swish of a perfumed dress and the posh elegance of an exclusive club? Did her fans and boyfriends ever come to mind, or were these embers of a life enough for her? Frightening to think that this was all that remained. She used to be such a doll!



This was written with words from Three Word Wednesday and photo prompt from Friday Fictioneers. Photo by Liz Young.

10 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

you do know how to turn a phrase.

February 15, 2017 at 7:04 PM
Old Egg said...

Rubbish (No, that is not my comment!) As I was saying rubbish or the detritus of our lives has so many tales to tell and it is fun to see others waste and conjure up stories of its past for our amusement as you have done so well here Ann,

February 15, 2017 at 10:41 PM
Keith's Ramblings said...

A fading star. It happens, too often sadly.

Click to read my story!

February 16, 2017 at 4:37 AM
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Ann,

Age old story well done.

Shalom,

Rochelle

February 16, 2017 at 5:56 AM
Dale said...

How sad when all we rely on is our looks and youth...

February 16, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Swallow in the Wind said...

Realistic and well written tale.

February 16, 2017 at 12:27 PM
Monica Manning said...

Both beautiful and tragic. A wonderful piece!

February 16, 2017 at 1:17 PM
Amelia Elizabeth said...

Loved it, also great photo choice.

February 16, 2017 at 7:13 PM
Alice Audrey said...

At least she still managed to go out with a smile on her face.

February 16, 2017 at 11:43 PM
Ga H said...

Very sad if there's nothing more to her life than those memories. Great story.

February 19, 2017 at 3:05 PM