Lillie brings us, once again, “Five Sentence Fiction“. This is a weekly flash fiction challenge in which Lillie provides a one-word prompt and we, the acceptors of the challenge, create a full story in just five sentences based on that one word. This week’s word is “Spoiled”. My story is below the picture. The rest are >HERE<. Enjoy!!!
“What a Brat!”
By Scott L Vannatter – March 9, 2015
I got married at 17 because my boyfriend, Sam, wanted to; I got pregnant at 18 because Sam thought it would be cool; I went to work at 2 jobs at 19 because Sam said we needed the money; we are in financial trouble because Sam thought his job was not paying him enough, so he quit.
If I say anything to Sam he ignores me and says I don’t understand; if I say something to his parents, they tell me I don’t love him enough; if I say something to my parents, they want no part of it; If I tell our friends, they tell me I am getting what I deserve.
I told Sam I wish I was smart enough to deal drugs and make all that easy money; I told Sam I wish I was smart enough to run a prostitution ring and have other people do all the work and I make all the money; I told Sam I wish I was brave enough to just kill the bad people who got in my way.
Sam started his new jobs six months ago; I turned State’s evidence last week.
I think I will like my new home in San Diego; I think I will like my new name, too.
Scott L Vannatter