At eighteen Nella learnt to trust everyone.
When Noel said “no one will love you like I do” she didn’t doubted him.
And how about Miss Willow, she helped Nella to embrace her status as a waste of academic resource; I mean how many more F’s could one student get.
She aspired to eat like cousin Emily, talk smart like Simon (their neighbour) and dress like the girl at the grocery store.
Life at number 584 was a strict regime of self value obliteration. With eighty-two items on her list of shortcomings, Nella clung to Noel’s words like a blind leech.
Written for Friday fictioneers a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle. The picture was provided by the lovely Kent Bonham, the task is to write a 100 words story inspired by it. Thanks Rochelle for hosting the challenge. Thank you for stopping by… do click on the link to read other stories.