My secret wish #FridayFictioneers

Its snowing today- they call it “Beast from the East”. As much as I hate the cold wind hitting my face and my toes that get numb, the inner me is thrilled beyond words.

Heavy snowfall means no boxing class today. I pretend to like it as I fear the wrath of my Dad and Mum. Today, I will put on my dancing shoes, the ballerina ones that sis wears and dance to my heart’s content.

I don’t quite get why adults say “You are a boy, don’t act like a sissy”

(92 words)

Linking up with the amazing Rochelle Wisoff who hosts a weekly flash fiction challenge for aspiring writers.

18 thoughts on “My secret wish #FridayFictioneers

  1. Nice story, Akshata.
    As Rochelle says, there are some fabulous male dancers. Also, it’s far from unknown for boys to learn ballet when they’re young – my son did, for example, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    I wondered, though, whether there was more to your protagonist’s love of dance. “Thrilled beyond words” is a very strong statement. The fact that he wore his sister’s ballet shoes, “the ballerina ones”, also feels significant. This reads like a description of a gender-fluid child. If that is your intention, you’ve written it very accurately and with great empathy.

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    1. Thanks Penny I am always in awe of how you read between the lines. To be honest I hadn’t thought of gender fluid but it was good knowing about this. And seeing how the strong statements suggest that it could be a case of gender fluid identity


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