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by Sparks In Shadow

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

 

“They call me that?”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

“Your face, the way you moved.”

“Make-up? My girdle? Insecurity?”

“Come now. In your industry, this perception couldn’t have escaped you. Surely you understand.”

“I tried to be more.”

“Some see that. Some resent your status. How would you prefer to be remembered?”

“Remembered? I should’ve planned for that, tried to be better.”

“Didn’t you?”

“Yes. But I wasn’t.”

“What word would you prefer?”

“Perhaps, heroine.”

“Heroine?”

“A woman who prevailed. At least a little.”

“You did.”

“Think of what I should’ve been.”

Who.”

“Another mistake? That’s fitting. I wasn’t supposed to think …”

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