Fashion, Darling | Microfiction

Zebra print - "Fashion, Darling" microfiction

“I cannot tell you how sick I am of this whole leopard print trend.”

Lenny laughed. “But you’re wearing it, darling!”

“I know, I know. I wish I wasn’t.” Lolly sighed. “Aren’t you tired of seeing it everywhere? Everyone’s wearing it these days. It’s so overdone, and not even done well. Leopard has become the trademark for trashy.”

“What would you rather be wearing?”

She looked around her, scanning her surroundings for some inspiration. She spotted it in the distance. “There!”

Lenny peered in the direction she was looking. “Zebra print?”

“Yup! It’s fun, catches the eyes, and yet it’s chic. I like the monochrome look, too. You could match it with any colour and get away with it.”

“I suppose so.”

“I want it. I’m having it.”

“Really, dear? Seems like an awful lot of effort for a new coat,” said Lenny doubtfully.

Lolly licked her lips and flashed her sharp incisors. “A meal and a new coat all in one – seems worth it to me. Particularly in the name of fashion, darling. You want to join me?”

Lenny stretched out his limbs as he observed the herd of zebras in the distance. “Oh, why not, eh? We’ll be trendsetters. Let’s do it.”

The two leopards sharpened their claws, got to their feet and prepared to bag themselves a snazzy new wardrobe.

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Author: Ellie Scott

Ellie Scott is a freelance copywriter and fiction writer from Sheffield, UK. She writes speculative and silly short stories and flash fiction. She has published two short story collections - 'Merry Bloody Christmas' and 'Come What May Day'. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize Short Story Competition. She can often be found loitering on Twitter (@itsemscott), Instagram (@tinysillystories) and Medium (@elliemaryscott).

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