Hello there, Weekend Writing Warriors! These are the next 8 sentences in my contemporary short story about a woman who chooses to even the score. For the next few weeks I will be sharing her story. The process of her external transformation continues…
#8sunday January 31, 2016 A dish best served cold 2
Two weeks later, after her follow up with the doctor, the hairdresser and beautician clucked and cooed, painted, tugged and plucked. Marian’s drab mousey hair was magically imbued with highlights, low lights, shape and texture.
“You apply the product so, and direct the heated air so…”
Her face was framed in a shining crown of gold and chestnut, with subtle undertones of mahogany. And her eyebrows now soared, in graceful arches, above her golden brown eyes.
The rest of the afternoon of the gala had passed in a blur of surrealism as she submitted to the attentions of the team she had hired for her preparation. She now stood, in front of the full length mirror, and admired their handiwork.
She was completely unrecognisable, which was the point. Her newly contoured body was encased in a daring, fire-red, strapless gown.
© Kim Magennis 2016
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