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An Entirely Inappropriate Shade of Pink

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By Luke FosterPublished about a year ago 1 min read
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An Entirely Inappropriate Shade of Pink
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I was wearing an entirely inappropriate shade of pink, they teased on their way out.

I was ugly, and weird shaped, is what I heard as I was shoved further down into the dark.

I was pointless and no good, were the whispers as another day passed.

I wasn’t very bright and didn’t leave much of an impression, is what the popular ones told me.

I wasn’t the favourite anymore, and only little kids would think I was cool, as they gave voice to my inner concerns.

It’s not easy, being a chewed up old pencil, at the bottom of the pencil case.

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About the Creator

Luke Foster

Father. New husband. Wannabe writer.

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  • Stephen Kramer Avitabile10 months ago

    Oh, that had me feeling sad, but at the same time wondering where it was going. Great reveal... loved the personification of the objects. You did it really well!

  • Donna Renee10 months ago

    Hahah this is super clever! Love it 😁😁

  • Ahna Lewisabout a year ago

    haha, suddenly "I was pointless" has so much more meaning. Loved the surprise ending!

  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    Oh wow I did not see the end coming A pencil lol very good

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