Inner Lights

Lynn Miclea has some insights into true happiness. Read and enjoy her latest!

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A short story based on the image shown
from a prompt from Writers Unite! – April 2020

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Inner Lights
A short story by Lynn Miclea

Jackie stared at her father. She hated him when he got like this.

He glared at her. “You’re stupid,” he shouted, his face contorted with rage. “What the hell are you gonna do with dancing? You can’t make a living with that. That is a terrible idea! You never do anything right — that’s why you’re such a failure. Look at what you want to do with your life! Do you ever listen to anything I tell you? You’re a horrible daughter, and you’ll never amount to anything. Look at yourself!” Spittle flew from his lips as he raged at her. “Why can’t you do something smart for once?”

Without saying a word, Jackie turned, ran up the stairs, and rushed to her room. She…

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