50 Words or Less

On Tumblr, I follow a blog called Yeah Writers where the moderator posts writing inspirations and prompts. I found one that might be interesting to make a series out of and to also challenge myself. You’re supposed to write a short work of fiction in 50 words or less and post it. I have trouble writing short stories, and in doing this challenge, it might help me become a better writer.

Below is my first attempt. [Note: trigger warning for reference to abuse]

I look at myself in the mirror each night wiping away every last trace of makeup, only to find myself wishing I could reapply it. It’s hard to find yourself beautiful, when your significant other doesn’t either. And so I hide myself in shame and cover my bruises.

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