Enviable Illusions (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 76

photo by Sam Burriss via Unsplash

Girls like her—pretty and popular—some made the covers of magazines I bought with my allowance.

I knew I couldn’t be them, would never look like them, and that was fine.

All I wanted was what I believed they possessed inside—what made them glow and shimmer beyond their summer tans and perfect teeth—a happy life, for that would be success.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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