The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
Black or White?
by Asena Lourenco
I could feel the droplets of sweat dripping out of my pores, each one rapidly running down my face. On the bright side, it may have washed the black streaks of dirt off of my face. My once white gown became a grey rag, decorated with irregularly shaped holes.
It’s funny that the face-covering that was intended to protect me was being used to suffocate me. Greasy strands of hair intruded in front of my eyes and my filthy fingernails dug into my palms as I struggled in an attempt to keep my dress from falling down. I failed.
My muffled screams thumped through my ears as I fought against the tight straps around my waist. I tried to turn my head away from the countless cameras clicking and flashing in front of my face, but my chin was soon forced in a certain direction. As I tilted my head, I could just about see my reflection in one of the camera lenses. My mouth was an open crater as I struggled to recognise myself.
A few hours ago, I had been a picture-perfect face, adorned with perfectly styled curls and a beautiful white gown, on my way to the city ball. Day and night, black and white. How I wished it was still day.
Fiction © Copyright Asena Lourenco
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.
More about Asena Lourenco:
Asena Lourenco is 14 years old. She loves reading, playing Scottish traditional fiddle music on her violin, dancing, and martial arts as well as writing her own stories.
She would like to be a teacher and writer when she grows up. She also loves cats and babies!
Great atmosphere – what you describe is appalling enough to ignite the reader’s imagination without giving every detail away – nice work.