Haven't I come a long way from stuffing newspaper into my mother's brassier and preening sneakily in front of the mirror.
"Dreaming of taking them off?", winked the shop-assistant when she caught me fingering the wisps of satin and lace that one time my sister took me lingerie shopping.
I shook my head. Even then, I never dreamt of taking bras off, only of putting them on.
It has been a long journey. Of realising I was a woman trapped in a man's body. Of accepting it.
My first bra. My favourite bra. Tonight someone special will take it off.
Painting by Simon Claridge coutrsey Castle Galleries
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.