Her life would be changed if she could just tame her eyebrows.
She was sure of it.
Well, mostly sure of it. It’s not that they were so very terrible. She wasn’t a mono-brow or anything.
It was more that they were off just enough to be an annoyance, giving her the kind of face you’d squint at for a second, mildly baffled by a feeling of something being not-quite-right. Her eyebrows made her that girl, the one that would-be-so-pretty-if.
She was tired of being that girl.
So she watched eyebrow shaping videos on Youtube.
24 hours straight.
It required a lot of coffee and serious determination, but she was nothing if not persistent. Besides, if you knew that the moment that would change your whole life only required staying up all day and all night a single time…
Well… you’d take that chance, right? Do whatever you needed to do to make it happen. OD on cheap espresso and snort a line or two of coke to double-dog-dare make certain you didn’t nod off.
When it came to life changing events, sleep was for suckers.
So she sat in her bathroom, laptop perched on the dingy vanity counter, staring at video after video—losing count after the first 1,000.
When videos buffered, she stared at her face, backlit by a tacky florescent light fixture circa 1971, imagining herself with Katy Perry brows…
Or maybe Beyonce.
Participated for the first time in Virtual Writers, Inc 10 minute #wordscrim challenge on Twitter at 4:00pm and this is the final result.
I was disappointed that I only made a little over 200 words, but at least I’m writing again after several weeks of feeling blocked.
Do you participate in any writing challenges? I’d love if you’d share suggestions for new ones for me to check out!