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Despicable Missy #9

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Exasperated, Mama decided to take action.
I spent hours walking on stilettos, a book balanced on my head. If the book fell, she’d whack my bum with her wooden stirring spoon. Ouch!
She bought revealing dresses I hated. I wanted jeans and cropped tops. Mama thought them vulgar.
“To catch a bee, Missy, you need to look like an expensive candy.”
Honestly, I looked more like a tart than a candy. I prayed none of my friends would see me.
Mama was right. I was a waste of space, unworthy of her.
My eyes were puffy from crying so much.

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    Neville Hunt 23 days ago

    What a rotten mother!

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    Frenchie 23 days ago

    I do think there are rotten mothers out there. I believe it stems from their unhappiness in life. Parenthood is not taught in school and I see too many parents on their phones while they little ones ask for their attention and telling them off for disturbing them. By the way, bus rides are a great way of learning about people, lol.

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    Neville Hunt 23 days ago

    Mobiles... a very mixed blessing. Personally, I can’t work out how there can be so much stuff to talk about. We never had them in my younger days and yet somehow life seemed to go on... and worked. And I love bus travel. You really get to the heart of society... or rather out here in the country, the heart of society in retirement...

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