Lovely Legs

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Lovely Legs

“Don’t do it!” the old woman yelled into the waves. “Don’t do it, you foolish girl! He might be your Prince Charming now, but he’ll be Prince-having-it-off-with-Tina-from-the-chip-shop before you know it. They’re all lying bastards! I should know, I was you fifty years ago. Don’t make the same mistake!

And nobody warns you about leg cramps, or arthritis, or how insanely ugly knees are. And don’t get me started on varicose veins!”

There was a distant splash and the briefest flicker of a shimmering fishtail, then the sea fell silent. The old woman turned away, relieved.

“Bitch.” said Prince Charming.

(100 words)

…although I cheated with the word “Prince-having-it-off-with-Tina-from-the-chip-shop.” Check out other (probably more sensible) writers by clicking on the link below.

15 thoughts on “Lovely Legs

  1. Hilarious, El. We’re probably all relieved the little mermaid listened to the old lady. I loved your name for the prince and his less than charming reaction. Well written as always. 😀 — Suzanne

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  2. Dear EL,

    Cheat-shmeat. Hypens are fair as far as I’m concerned. And about Prince Charming….feh. And they aren’t all that charming after so many years if you know what I mean. 😉 Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Hahahahaha! You should have written for a comedy TV show, EL. Your stuff kills me.

    No, the hyphens were very acceptable. I do that on occasion myself.

    Have a quality day. 😉

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  4. This is hilarious, I love every word of it. And without the hyphens I’d rarely manage a 100-word story.

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