Thursday, November 19, 2009

Like a Boy

Entry for a contest at Metazen – Image to Text Conversion Experiment.
Picture by Metazen – an online metafiction journal edited by Frank Hinton.


Like a Boy
For as long as she could remember, her father had tried to conceal his disappointment that she was a daughter and not a son. She knew that he had loved her as best he could, but just like his effort to hide his disappointment, he did not convince. So, dressed like a boy, she relieved herself upright like a boy, then stepped away from his grave and turned her back on him for good.

4 comments:

Ali said...

These are very fun :) Good luck in the contest.

jreed said...

I like this one.

This Cat's Abroad said...

Family friend wanted a son really really badly, and when his only child, a daughter, was born, they named her Kevin. Actually, Kevin-Anne - because that made it okay.

B. Freret said...

Thank you, Ali! And John.

Seriously? Kevin-Anne? There just isn't any way to make that pretty, is there?