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Modern Woman

Violet meandered wistfully through her bedroom. She didn’t have to go. Staying and waiting for a boy to propose would be easier. But she had never taken the easy way out. That’s how she managed to become her high school’s first female valedictorian and win a scholarship to Vassar.

Her father was contemptuous of her ambitions, but she didn’t think much of his oafish views. The world was too exciting a place to be just another nameless housewife.

She slipped on her shoes, straightened the seams in her stockings, and picked up her suitcase. Life was going to amazing!


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

9 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

good for her love your story

April 19, 2017 at 12:07 PM
Old Egg said...

I am amazed to think that there may be some parents that don't want to see their daughters reach their potential. The father's ingrained attitudes must be hard to soften to consider what she she would like. I loved seeing my daughters aim high and succeed.

April 20, 2017 at 2:14 AM
Bettina@BeautySwot said...

Go girl!

April 20, 2017 at 4:44 AM
Ga H said...

She's a brave woman and a pioneer. We all stand on the shoulders of women like her. Great story.

April 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM
Isadora De La Vega said...

The beginning of women being independent. A nicely written account of a powerful woman.
Isadora 😎

April 21, 2017 at 3:26 PM
kathywaller1.com said...

"... straightened the seams in her stockings..." I love that detail.

April 22, 2017 at 9:01 AM
Amie Stanley said...

A woman after my own heart. She will go far. Loved this!

April 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM
Jae Rose said...

So good to read your work again Ann - I think in those shoes she will do fine

April 23, 2017 at 7:04 AM
Yuhu Tama said...

Such a positive take on the FF prompt! Good for her!

April 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM