They Can Make You Pretty Too by Luisa Avezum

The following is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.


I walk towards the kitchen, shaky hands, blurry sight. My parents would kill me if they knew I was dying again. I measure my portions in the pink bowl with the kittens marking the insides. They tell me how much to eat as the voices whisper in my head: “Are you really eating that?” “If you don’t eat, morning skinny lasts all day.” I want to scream for them to stop. But I can’t. Because they taught me how to be pretty and small. They hide behind the tiny pink cats and crawl in the growing space between my legs.




Luisa Avezum
Germ Magazine guest author
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.


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