Chiseled Cheekbones – Flash Fiction

March 14 Flash Fiction
Flash Fiction Carrot Ranch

You’re so bubbly, Sarah? Her mother said. What’s up?

It was going to be a surprise but I’m going to get my cheeks done.

Oh, for heaven’s sake don’t tell me you’re serious!

Sarah’s father was in the other room and heard the conversation. He went out to his workshop to grab a tool thinking he might be able to change his daughter’s mind.

See this Sarah, showing her a chisel. This is a tool they use to chisel your cheekbones.

Oh, Dad, you’re so silly, the one they use is much smaller and besides I won’t be awake.

 

This short story is for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using a chisel as your prompt. If you like to write or read flash fiction, please join us over at the ranch. We have a lot of fun.

Published by Susan Zutautas

A Canadian girl, born in Montreal, mother of three grown boys that lives with her husband in Ontario. Published author and poet. Loves to write flash fiction. Author of New In Town and two children's books which can be found on Amazon.

11 thoughts on “Chiseled Cheekbones – Flash Fiction

  1. It is so sad how our society makes young women feel like there’s something wrong with them that they have to have fixed. You wrote it as a happy, playful story, but it’s sad underneath. Nicely done.

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