I HATE THEM.
Don’t get me wrong. Dressing windows satisfies my creativity. Exploring the use of fabrics, accessories and colours to show a product line at its best is truly art.
When I set up my business years ago, most were headless, torso and legs, and t-bar mannequins; androgynous one-size fits all.
Now they’re full-body with all the attributes of the female body. You have the Madonna, the Marilyn Monroe, and ...
We live in a visually dominated world, people. Dressing idealized statuettes, complete with make-up and wigs, I am reminded on a daily basis of my short, stocky body with saggy arms, and facial wrinkle concealer.
At day end, driving home, I crank up Christina’s song and sing along as loud as I can.
We are beautiful no matter what they say
We are beautiful in every single way
So don’t you bring me down today.
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Flash fiction prompt provided by http://www.writerlycorner.com/writerly-prompts/writerly-wednesday-4132016.