Friday, November 7, 2008

Smiles - a drabble

In her new dress– technically her sister’s hand me down, but for her new. Hair done up in pretty bunches, fringe newly cut by her mother to celebrate the festive season. Standing with her mother, watching people buy the marigold garlands she spent all afternoon making.
All around her are people spending more in an evening than her family makes in an entire month. They are exhausted, fatigued, just want the festival done with. Her smile lights up the street, as does her mother’s.
Who is the luckier? People who have things, or people who remember what it is to smile?

Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.
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