Writing Sprints: Two

Advice From A Case File

Truth telling can make a pretty girl as plain as crumpled homespun, sap her of vibrancy and a balanced skin tone. Imaginative hyperbole, clever drama – these are rich-colored baubles strung with finest gold, sure to enhance the natural beauty of a firm, pale body. A youthful glow is important to maintain, to fend off the threat of that bitter crimp in the bottom lip and a genetic propensity for stress lines around the eyes. When in the clutches of an angry man, relax, smile, pretend his words have luxurious texture. Listen with the tips of your fingers, with coy winks and a glistening red mouth.

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