Striking Her Pose

She knew it was time for her big debut, the photo shoot of a lifetime. After painstakingly going through her vast wardrobe, she found her favorite outfit, a flowing off-white sundress with purple and yellow stripes, her favorite colors. After making sure she was not being watched, she slipped out of her jumper and into the dress, carefully looking both ways as she did so. It wouldn’t be right to expose herself to her fans like some common starlet.

She went to her three-way mirror and started applying makeup, careful to keep it sensible yet beautiful. She wanted to draw attention to her best assets, her beautiful brown eyes and her pouty lips that brought her so much fame. Finished with that, she looked up and down her shoe closet, and decided after much thought to go barefoot for the shoot.

Now for the pose. She put her hand on her chin, tapping away at her cheek as she always did when deep in thought, and looked around the room for the perfect spot. They would be here any minute, and she wanted to show how professional she was by being completely prepared. Her eyes landed on the merry-go-round horse she’d been given by her first co-star, a famous actor who would remain nameless to avoid tabloid speculation. Footsteps could be heard, and she knew she only had a moment to prepare as she jumped on the plaster animal and struck the perfect post against the pole.

The door opened and a man in white walked in, surveying the scene. He carried, not a camera, but a small cup of water and some pills. She suddenly looked around the room, realizing she was sitting on a bedpost and wearing only a white sheet with purple and yellow stripes.

“Time for your medication, Miss Doe.”

Photograph by Adam Courtney and model Suzy Lanza whose blog is can be found here.


8 responses to “Striking Her Pose

  1. OH MY!!!!!

    watte post!!! 🙂

  2. I was browsing through flash fiction when I found this. It’s a great little story, although I feel really sorry for poor Miss Doe!

  3. everythingenchanting

    Wow, this is incredible, very hard hitting work.
    Keep up the talented work.

  4. now thats what i’ve been surfing for hours ! stories like this.. love stories that end up with a twist, short and nicely written!
    me likeeeee
    check out my blog i’ve got a bit of those too ^^ but i express them in poetry..i know iknow poetry isnt every1’s intrest but it isnt that bad …”i think” ^^

  5. Wow. how sad. Very surprising ending! Love your writing btw.

  6. Not what I expected. I love how you never get trapped in a box. 🙂

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