Red Dress

Being promoted means important people see you.
They expect you to deliver. 
Consistently.

Fear of failure. Cold as ice.

The deadlines are impossible
They don’t even like me

I am stupid

Then,
Christine said, Woman, wear your Red Dress

No more excuses.

Participating Entry – YeahWrite #224 Microstories Challenge

Prompt:
Answer this question in exactly 42 words
“What did Christine tell you?”

Her Choice

He’d left her.

And she’d slumped on the couch for days, lifeless.

Today, she washed her hair, removed the wedding ring.

Attended theater, learnt salsa.

She found out it was a matter of choice.

To live, laugh, be happy.

Even when alone