Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
No Free Ride
In the small, shabby dressing room, Louise tries to pull up the straps of the outfit her mother has made for her debut.
‘Louise, quit messing with your dress. Hold your head up, smile sweetie.’
‘It’s hard to smile mama, please don’t make me do this.’
‘Baby don’t be so selfish, your sister and I have supported you, now it’s your turn. There’s no such thing as a free ride in this world sweetie. God’s given you a beautiful face and a great body; get out there and show ‘em what you’ve got.’
Terrified, Louise steps into the spotlight …