Heroine chic

This piece was written for the Carrot Ranch’s weekly 99-word flash fiction challenge, with the prompt of ‘rethink the hero’.

A ballsy Amazon, with a prodigious cleavage and legs that go all the way up to her backside, storms into a cave and kicks the crap out of The Devil Personified and, supposedly, women everywhere cheer. The fact that her methodology replicates that of her foe is, supposedly, irrelevant to the sweetness of her revenge.

Meanwhile, a woman, with breasts streaked from breastfeeding and whose legs end at her knees, stands in her cavernous kitchen, surrounded by children abandoned by their father, and turns beef mince into basic burgers cheaper than McDonalds. She doesn’t have time to imagine heroism.

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